Two years ago, Mind set up a North West Mind Network to support people to access positive mental health in sport and physical activity. Merseyside Sport Foundation who lead the network have been busy exploring ways to connect with clubs and to ensure that support is available to clubs, coaches, people and communities to look after each other during the pandemic.
Clubs play a key role in tackling key health inequality levels in communities and we have seen a great response from clubs wanting to support mental health amongst their participants and community. We are encouraging people to sign up to the network for free and continue to build on the progress that has been established over the last two years.
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More information on the impact of physical activity on mental wellbeing, individual development, and social and community development can be found here.
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Mind need your help and are looking to know your thoughts on how the network should operate over the next 12 months. Is there anything in particular you think the network should focus on? Is there a specific need within your geographical areas or your work can the network could support? Click here to send in your thoughts.
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Head to the website to find out more and sign up to the newsletter to stay up to date on all the future developments of the network. Click here for the website or follow the network on Twitter at @MHSPAnetwork.
Free Psychological First Aid Training – Click here
This online training, developed by PHE, is now available for those supporting children and young people affected by Covid-19. This training is designed for frontline workers who are regularly in contact with children and young people aged up to 25. This makes it perfect for sports coaches, teachers, instructors, mentors, link workers and support workers.
Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity+ eLearning – Click Here
Mind have launched an updated e-learning course alongside UK Coaching, 1st4Sport and Sport England – the course has been reduced to £12 and discounts are available for bulk purchases.
If you would like more details then please email [email protected]
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