Essential mental health training for the nation’s coaches

Thursday, 21 May, 2020

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week UK Coaching (in collaboration with its awarding organisation 1st4sport, and partners Mind, the mental health charity, and Sport England) are giving the nation's coaches free access to the Mental Health for Sport and Physical Activity online course.

The news comes at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and runs from the 18-24 May.

Usually £18, the course is accessible via the organisation’s learning and development platform, ukcoaching.org, and will remain free of charge until the 31 August 2020.

Coaches across the UK will be able to increase their knowledge of mental health, and confidence when applying the learning into their coaching practice.

Specifically, learners will be able to:

  • welcome and support people living with mental health problems in their sport and physical activity sessions
  • increase their knowledge of mental health problems
  • apply the learning in their coaching practice
  • make their club or organisation more inclusive