YSF Newsletter – Mental Heath Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May

Watch this space, May 10, 1pm…

During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. Some of us have seen our already fragile mental health plummet, while the support networks around us disappear. And we’ve seen that the support we all need just isn’t out there. For them, for us and for you – we must take this chance to step up the fight for mental health. That means fighting for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support. Watch this space for an exciting new development, May 10, 1pm

Return to Play – are you ready for Step 3?

With an announcement expected on Monday about relaxing restrictions on May 17 do you feel ready? If you are looking for information, Sport England’s Guidance Hub is an excellent place to look.Check out our Return to Play pages, bringing Government, funding advice and NGB advice together. Activity Finder lets people find your activities, and is part of the Openactive push to make booking a dance class as easy as a hotel room.

Mind launch new Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit.

Find out more The Toolkit, consisting of 10 guides, aims to help sport, physical activity and mental health providers to support and engage people experiencing mental health problems in physical activity.

It comes on the back of a sector-wide survey hosted in Summer 2020. The survey findings highlighted the need to combine the organisation’s existing toolkits: one for mental health services providers and the other for the sport sector.

The new Toolkit also needed to include knowledge, insight and outcomes resulting from Mind’s Get Set to Go and Sector Support programmes.

The resource has been developed by working with people with lived experience of mental health problems, representatives from the mental health sector and the sport and physical activity workforce.

National Youth Agency Launches Safeguarding and Risk Management Hub

Find out more Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults is the most important duty of any youth worker or volunteer. In response to reduced funding and resources within the sector, the national workforce has changed. In turn, this has placed greater reliance upon volunteer youth workers.

Leadership Teams – Club Matters workshop, June 15

Find out more – This free online workshop is for clubs, organisations and anyone who works with clubs in their role

Identify the principles of an excellent leadership teamReview a club’s leadership structureHow to improve leadership and producean action plan

Book before Tuesday 7 June 2021

Cancer patients to be prescribed exercise as part of new approach. Launched by Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre – and funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research More

The Tokyo 2020 kit is unveiled. The official Team GB kit for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been announced. More

Sport England Blog: Jenny Betteridge, Strategic lead for volunteering, Sport England – How our new Active Lives report has given us a deeper understanding of volunteering in England. More

Work progresses on Spen Valley Leisure centre More

Tour de Walkshire is here in National Walking Month More