Wellbeing in Sport – Online Resources

  Did you know? Mental health is defined as a “state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” (WHO 2014) TAKE 5 Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life. Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing Toolkit   take5

Safeguarding Resources 


We know that not all children are safe from abuse and neglect at home. Teachers, sports coaches and youth leaders are used to seeing children every week, and develop relationships that mean they can spot when a child may be at risk which is essential to a child receiving the right support and protection from statutory agencies. These safeguards have been removed and there is an increased risks for children to be abused and neglected with the closure of schools and sports clubs. It is important that all sports promote Childline UK childline   Childline is for children only and is a free, private and confidential service where they can talk about anything. If you are a young person you can speak to a Childline counsellor online or on the phone from 9am – midnight. Home isn’t always a safe place. Schools and sports club’s closing could put some children at greater risk of abuse and neglect. If you’re worried about a young person, please contact NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri/9am-6pm weekends) or email help@nspcc.org.uk anytime”. Keep Children Safe in Sport Child Protection in Sport (CPSU) The CPSU have published updated guidance for the sport and physical activity sector. https://thecpsu.org.uk/

Online Safety

With more young people spending even more time online the risks will too increase. Click here to read NSPCC advice about online safety.

Online Coaching

NSPCC have published some guidance for the sport and physical activity sector. Click here to access further info. NSPCC coronavirus advice hub page has advice about how to talk to children about the virus, click here to be directed to this page.



Helplines NI brings together over 30 helplines operating across Northern Ireland. The Helplines NI leaflet and website (www.helplinesni.co.uk provide a directory of the helplines within Northern Ireland. The Helplines NI website (www.helplinesni.co.uk ) can be used by the public and professionals to find the right helpline and support.


Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport Ambassadors

Meet our Wellbeing in Sport Ambassadors who have bravely shared their own story battling mental health to assist in reducing the stigma and discrimination around this topic and encourage people to seek support. Click on an ambassador name to open up a short video.



Yoga is a powerful physical and emotional tool.Try these easy yoga routines to help reduce stress, quiet your mind, and connect to your inner self.

Yoga with Causeway Coast and Glens Council

I Am Enough with Victoria

Let It Flow with Victoria 

Balance with Victoria

Hip opening practice with Laura Matthews

Heart Opening Practice with Laura Matthews

Yoga, Session 1 with Emma from Ards and North Down Council 

Yoga, Session 2 with Emma of Ards and North Down Council

Yoga, Session 3 with Emma of Ards and North Down Council

Children and Family Yoga (2) with Tory, from Ards and North Down Council

Children and Family Yoga session with Tory from Ards and North Down Council

Yoga with Tory from Ards and North Down Council

Inclusive Chair Yoga; With Tory from Ards and North Down



Eat Well – Advice from the NHS

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best.

Eating Well During Coronavirus/COVID-19

There is no quick fix to boost your immune system. However, eating a healthy balanced diet does promote good immune functioning and mood.

Food and Your Mood  We all have good days and bad days; we all have foods we like more, or like less. But is there a connection between feeling fine and the foods we have eaten? Do some foods make us feel grumpy? Is it possible to plan a diet for a good mood?

Nutrition and the Elderly  A helpful guide created by The Association of UK Dieticians and The Friends of the Elderly Group to highlight the importance of good nutrition and hydration in older age, with helpful tips on calorie requirements, malnutrition, good nutrition and hydration. Also includes useful information on protein, constipation and portion sizes.



Food A Fact of Life

Through its ‘Food A Fact of Life’ website, the BNF is offering activities/resources for parents/carers, teachers and pupils aged 3-16 years to support remote learning at home.


Team GB – Get Set – Learning Resources

Get active with Team GB and Paralympics GB! Find out more about the history and Values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, or investigate the science and technology behind sport with these great online learning resources, perfect for ages 6 – 19 years old.




Free or Discounted Learning

Time2Learn – Prioritising Your Well-Being

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Friday 5 June 2020 – Time2Learn – Building Your Coaching Philosophy
Presented by UK Coaching’s Senior Coach Developer Tom Hartley, this session will encourage and guide coaches to consider and develop their own coaching philosophy, aided by discussion on the topics of coaching values and behaviours, and considering what this looks like in practice. Everyone is unique and coaches in their own way, and the positive impact of this can be maximised by developing a considered and personal coaching philosophy.