Improving mental health in Burton Upon Trent and the surrounding areas

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The four modules - developed in partnership with 1st4sport and UK Coaching, and funded by Sport England and the National Lottery - will increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, providing you with the practical skills and strategies to be able to:

  • Build people’s resilience, self-esteem and confidence.

  • Adapt your sessions to make them more inclusive.

  • Enable and support mental health recovery, and tackle stigma and discrimination.


The course has been awarded 3 CPD points by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

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Mental health awareness for sport & physical activity - 3-hour course


Who will benefit?

Sport & physical activity providers, coaches, sports administrators, front of house staff & volunteers.


Please download the attached document to obtain more details.

Mental health awareness for sports and physical activity (MHASPA)

This course is aimed at everyone who delivers coaching in clubs, community sport and physical activity – such as coaches, activators, sports administrators, front of house staff or volunteers.

Complete the course and you will gain the confidence to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems, and help them to thrive inside and outside of your sessions.

  • Developed with 1st4sport and UK Coaching, and funded by Sport England and the National Lottery.

  • Awarded 3 Development CPD points by CIMPSA.

  • Includes a variety of learning activities, quizzes, case studies and videos.

  • This course is also delivered face-to-face by our local Mind network.


Mind and EFL

We all have mental health and we need to look after it as, just as we would our physical health. Yet every year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem. That’s hundreds of football players and thousands of football fans. That’s why we’ve joined forces with the English Football League (EFL), to raise awareness of mental health, to improve the approach to mental health in football, and to raise funds to deliver life-changing support.

We’re Mind, and we’re on your side. 

Mind will be at EFL club match days across the country and you can join us!

You can help us change the game in mental health in football. Volunteer your time with us by bucket collecting or raising awareness at matches and you'll receive a free match day ticket!

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