Together Active partners attend Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity course

Friday 5th February 2021

This Children’s Mental Health Awareness week, we are proud to announce that Together Active secured free places on the Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity course. Within just a week, over 250 people signed up from our local community clubs and organisations, local authority, and Leisure Trust staff, with 34 having now completed it.

The course has been developed by 1st4Sport, Mind, Sport England and UK Coaching and aims to increase knowledge and understanding of mental health within a sport and physical activity context.

“I’ve just finished the course and it was very informative. Really enjoyed it.” – Cannock & Stafford AC


Girl playing rugby


This training comes at a crucial time, with 1 in 4 people in the UK will experiencing a mental health problem each year – this figure is set to increase because of the pandemic.

“I found the course really useful and has helped with my confidence to talk to people about their mental health concerns. It has made me realise that listening is one of the most powerful tools you can have. Also to understand where you can advise people to go for better guidance.

I believe this course will help with the courses and activities we run, especially after Covid. Thanks again for organising this.” – Adam Fussell, Inspiring Active Communities

MIND have developed the course with support from UK coaching which is designed for coaches, sports administrators, volunteers, and front of house staff.


Boy using adaptive bicycle


They’ve listened to people living with mental health problems and people working in the sport and physical activity sectors to create a practical workshop 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.

“What a fantastic opportunity. Thank you.” – Alan Keast, Tamworth Boxing Club

Attendees received access to an extensive bank of resources to start using straight away, and awarded 3 CPD points by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

More information on Children’s Mental Health Week.