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Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity – Cost £18 per person

Gain the confidence to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems, and help them to thrive inside and outside of your sessions

One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Completing this course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to better understand and support people living with mental health problems, and create a positive environment that ensures they enjoy the benefits of being active and keep coming back for more.

The four modules will increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, providing you with the practical skills and strategies to be able to:

  • build people’s resilience, self-esteem and confidence
  • adapt your sessions to make them more inclusive
  • enable and support mental health recovery, and
  • tackle stigma and discrimination.

You will also get access to an extensive bank of resources that you can start using straight away.

After completing the course you will be able to download your certificate of completion.

The course has been awarded 3 Developmental CPD points by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

In this course you will:

Enjoy a variety of learning activities, quizzes, case studies and videos that will help you:

  • better understand mental health, the misconceptions and how to recognise the red flags
  • appreciate the impact and importance of sport and physical activity on mental health
  • recognise the barriers to participating in physical activity, and put in place practical ways you can adapt your sessions to overcome them
  • understand and connect with people helping to provide an inclusive, person-centred experience
  • communicate effectively and offer appropriate guidance
  • be confident about opening and holding a conversation about mental health with someone you coach
  • make your club or organisation more inclusive, and better prepared to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems

Who is it for?

Everyone who delivers coaching in clubs, community sport and physical activity – such as coaches, activators, sports administrators, front of house staff or volunteers – will benefit.

How long does it take?

This course is self-paced and lasts approximately 2-3 hours, but there is nothing to stop you leaving and finishing at your convenience. You can break up your learning and take time out in between completing modules. You will be able to access it whenever you want, at a time that fits in with your lifestyle.

For more information and to book a place : https://www.ukcoaching.org/courses/learn-at-home/mental-health-awareness-for-sport-and-physical-act

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