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Mental Health for Sports and Physical Activity (MHASPA)


3 Hours

Course aims: 

We have listened to people living with mental health problems and people working in the sport and activity sector to create a practical workshop designed to meet the needs of coaches, sport administrators, volunteers and front of house staff.

No prior knowledge of mental health is necessary as this course can be tailored to meet the range of experience within your learning group.

When this course was independently evaluated by a team of researchers from Loughborough University, their findings showed that

  • 81% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that their knowledge of mental health had improved following the training. This ratio was maintained at the six month follow up point (83%).
  • 84% of respondents agreed their attitude to mental health has changed, with 81% reporting they had used the knowledge from the training course.

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand common misconceptions about mental health and how stigma discrimination impacts on people with poor mental health
  • Identify the positive impact that being active has on both physical and mental health
  • Appreciate the barriers that prevent people who experience mental health problems getting active
  • Be able to talk confidently about mental health, promote advocacy and have an awareness of where to
    signpost people who need support
  • Identify practical actions for making your service inclusive and accessible for everyone regardless of their mental health

All CIMSPA registered delegates who attend the workshop will be eligible for 3 CPD points

No minimum number of attendees, maximum 20.

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