Sport is an integral part of our community, and can play a significant role in promoting the importance of mental health and well-being. The World Health Organisation estimates that one in four of us will experience a mental illness at some point in our lives. NSPCC research into young people’s experience of sport found that 10% of young people involved in sport had self harmed. Mind research found that elite sportspeople fear admitting a mental health problem will affect their career. Many people at some point will be affected by poor mental health which can lead to self- harm or suicide.
What can you do to Promote mental health well being in your club or organisation?
For further information regarding 2 ½ hr Mental Health training please contact either organisation below;
|To arrange a session at your own club||To enquire about one of the scheduled sessions|
|Aware Defeat DepressionAndrea KearnsEducation and Training Managerandrea@aware-ni.org028 9035 7820||MindwiseAshleigh JonesHR and Training OfficerAshleigh.Jones@mindwisenv.org028 9040 2323
Those clubs and groups hosting the training on their own premises for their members and supporters will also receive a Minding Your Head toolkit including training cones, bibs, banners and water bottles.
Mental Health and Well-being Through Sport is supported by the Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure, the Public Health Authority and Sport Northern Ireland