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Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity+

10th December 2021 - 31st December 2022

One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Enrol on this online course to gain 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.

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

The course has been awarded 1.5 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

Everyone who delivers coaching in a club, leisure centre or any other community sports & physical activity setting, – such as coaches, fitness instructors, personal trainers, activators, sports administrators, front of house staff or volunteers – will benefit.

The course is suitable for learners aged 16 and over. It has been co-designed and evaluated with learners over the age of 16 and includes signposting to adult services. The course discusses sensitive topics including self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

For more information about children and young people’s mental health, visit: mind.org.uk/youngpeople



10th December 2021
31st December 2022
Event Category:


UK Coaching
1st 4 Sport


Torbay Council
One Devon
Sporting Equals
Active Partnerships
ann craft trust
Devon County Council
Plymouth City Council
Sport England

Working Together to Deliver Positive Experiences