• Who is this for?

    This programme is designed for community settings and clubs so they feel confident to support their members mental health. We feel that this is a organisational improvement tool and suggest involvement from multiple people.

  • What's involved?

    We've work with experts and tested with organisations, to design a checklist for you to work through. With resources, links and video's to support you to implement within your own setting.

  • What's next?

    Once you've completed the checklist, you should be confident that your setting offers a positive environment to support mental health and wellbeing. Coming soon is an opportunity to receive a digital badge and this information will be provided soon.

Start here

Click here to start. For an outline of the checklist, see below.

  • Free

    This programme is totally free!

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This programme aims to:

  • Raise awareness of Mental Health and Wellbeing across communities

  • Support settings so they are safe, welcoming and inclusive to increase participation in physical activity whilst enabling clubs to grow their membership, supporting sustainability

  • Champion good mental health and wellbeing for all participants and their workforce, helping to prevent emerging mental health issues from worsening by encouraging conversations and enabling organisations to confidently sign post to resources/sources of support

  • Create stronger connections between local Mental Health bodies (both public and community sector) and clubs/settings

  • Reduce stigma by encouraging regular conversations about mental health

Resource Contents

  • 1

    Welcome & Introduction

    • Why is Mental Health Important

    • Mental Health Friendly Organisation - Your Checklist

  • 2

    Check National Governing Body support

    • Check your National Governing Body Resources

    • FA Resources

    • RFU Resources

    • England Athletics Resources

    • ECB Resources & YCB Resources

  • 3

    Mission Statement

    • Develop a Mental Health Mission Statement for your Organisation

    • Develop a Mental Health Mission Statement for your Organisation

  • 4

    Mental Health Champions

    • Identify a mental health champion(s)

    • Mental health champion(s)

    • Wellness Action Plans

    • Training for champions

    • Sample role description

    • Maintaining appropriate boundaries and providing support to your champions

    • Yorkshire & Humber Mental Health Champion Scheme

    • Small things that can make a BIG difference - 5 ways to wellbeing

  • 5

    Awareness & Communications

    • Raise awareness/communications

    • Raise awareness/communications

    • Campaigns

    • Mind your Language

    • Ways You Can Positively Use Social Media to Promote Mental Health

    • Speaking out on social media

    • Keeping safe when campaigning online

    • Time to change - Tips for talking about mental health

    • 5 ways to start a conversation about mental health

    • Using Volunteers to start conversation

    • Professional Workforce Guide - Starting a conversation about mental health

  • 6

    Further support / contacts

    • Provide crisis contacts to all members

  • 7

    Training

    • Training

    • Sport Structures - Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

    • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

    • Zero Suicide Alliance

    • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

    • SafeTalk Suicide Prevention Course

    • Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity

  • 8

    Join mental health friendly organisations’ network

    • Join mental health friendly organisations’ network

    • Yorkshire and Humber Mental Health Champions Network

  • 9

    Develop mental health and wellbeing action plan

    • Develop mental health and wellbeing action plan

    • Develop your action plan

  • 10

    Additional Resources

    • Time to change - Mental Health Awareness in Sport

    • Promoting good mental health through coaching

    • Coaching, Mental Health and Well-being - Russ Barber's Story

    • How to look after your mental health using exercise

    • Mind Sport and Activity Network for Yorkshire and Humber - Conference

    • Supporting mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic

    • BLOG - Exploring the importance on supporting people's mental health - Hayley Jarvis (Head of physical activity at MIND)

    • NHS - ONE YOU

    • Mind - Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit