SportEd – Free Sessions For Young People

The information below was recently compiled and shared by Sported – they describe themselves as “the UK’s largest network of community groups supporting half a million young people to overcome barriers to reach their full potential.” You can visit their website here.

We’re excited to launch Time In Mind, our newest projectto help you support your young participants’ wellbeing with a series of free training sessions.

With 1 in 6 young people experiencing mental health problems in the UK, we want to enable you to promote good mental health and maintain your participants’ wellbeing.

50% of groups who have taken part in Sported consultations since the pandemic began have told us that maintaining the wellbeing of their participants is one of their main concerns and expressed the need for more support in this area as they begin to move forward out of the pandemic. 

Using the money donated from The Times and Sunday Times Christmas Charity Appeal, we’re kicking off the project by running a series of Youth Mental Health First Aid Awareness Workshops delivered with StreetGames. The first two will be taking place during Mental Health Awareness Week (10th – 16th May 2021). 

The series of workshops are FREE for Sported members and we hope you can join us to improve the mental health of young people through sport.

Youth First Aid Awareness Workshops 

Tuesday 11th May, 10am – 1pm OR Thursday 13th May, 1pm – 4pm

Delivered by our friends at StreetGames, this FREE three-hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. The session will cover:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

Along with the workshop, you will get a manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it, and upon completion, you will also get a certificate to confirm you are Youth Mental Health Aware.

Book now on Your Sported Network or e-mail

Additional dates for this training will be released in due course.

My Club and Mental Health – Free online training

The mental health charity TAMHI (Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues) has a free e-module that all members can access. Working to raise awareness of mental health and resilience within grassroots sports groups, they have developed this training to cover a basic introduction to:

  • What is Mental Health
  • Signs to look out for amongst your young participants
  • Looking after your mental health

Access the training on their website.

Mental Health resources

Our team has collated a list of useful websites, resources and apps with information about supporting yourself, and your young people’s wellbeing. 

Please do have a look and pass anything you think is useful on to your participants. 

Download the list hereSportEd Mental Health Resources is now live.

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