At Springfield Mind, we use the power of sport to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas and support those of us with mental health problems to become more active. We also offer a range of free resources and engagement opportunities for sports organisations who wish to do more around mental health. As ever we are very grateful for the support we have had to invest in the work from the Sport team at Mind
Support for people wanting to become more active
Do you want to increase your activity levels but don't know where to start? We've put together some information pages to help you on your way.
You can also join the conversation online using #GetSettoGo, share a selfie on Twitter or Instagram and find like-minded individuals that can support you and help you stay on track.
Visit Mind's Get Set to Go site.
Explore our sport and physical activity information pages.
Join our Elefriends online community and meet other Active Eles.
Training: Mental Health Awareness in Sport and Physical Activity
Understanding mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to making sport and physical activity services and settings appropriate for everyone.
Our three-hour short course is aimed at sport and physical activity providers, coaches, sports administrators, front of house staff and volunteers.
- This course was developed with support from UK Coaching.
- Level 3 CPD accredited course.
- Available across Warwickshire & Worcestershire
Mind has developed two toolkits to help support you to provide sport and physical activity services to people with mental health problems. They share learning and best practice from other organisations, and use real examples and tested resources.
The two toolkits have been designed by Mind to work alongside each other, but one is specifically for mental health organisations and one for the sports sector. Click on the front covers below to have a flick through:
Thriving at Work: A guide for the sport and physical activity sector
Thriving at Work is an independent review that outlines what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems, to remain in and thrive through work. Through National Mind we’re collaborating with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Sport and Recreation Alliance, and Sport England to help employers across the sport and physical activity sector to understand and implement the Thriving at Work standards.
Our free guide for employers looks at each of the standards in turn. It provides practical examples of what employers are doing across the sector, as well as helpful tools.
Just starting out or short on time? Our one page document connects you with key resources for each step of your journey to support mental health at work.