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UK Coaching announce free mental health training course in collaboration wuth 1st4sport.

UK Coaching has announced today (18 May) – in collaboration with its awarding organisation 1st4sport, and partners Mind, the mental health charity, and Sport England – that the nation’s coaches can access the Mental Health for Sport and Physical Activity online course for free.

The news comes at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and runs from the 18-24 May.
Usually £18, the course is accessible via the organisation’s learning and development platform, ukcoaching.org, and will remain free of charge until the 31 August 2020.

Coaches across the UK will be able to increase their knowledge of mental health, and confidence when applying the learning into their coaching practice.

Specifically, learners will be able to:
• welcome and support people living with mental health problems in their sport and physical activity sessions
• increase their knowledge of mental health problems
• apply the learning in their coaching practice
• make their club or organisation more inclusive.

UK Coaching’s Director of Coaching Emma Atkins, said:

“Maintaining good mental health and well-being during the coronavirus lockdown was always going to be one of the key challenges facing us. Especially, with social-distancing measures limiting our face-to-face interactions with friends and family members outside of our homes.

“This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness, and we wanted to honour that by coming together with our partners Mind and Sport England to take the financial burden of an essential piece of coach learning and development away from coaches.

“During this time, we are seeing more coaches using online learning, and this course is one that we know coaches enjoy and benefit from putting what they have learnt into practice. This is vital as we return to play over the coming months.

“There will be many of us who will have found this extended period of isolation difficult, and many of us who will find the ‘new normal’ that awaits us after lockdown equally challenging. Coaches are key conduits in helping communities to thrive and prosper. We will need them now more than ever before to help us get back running, mentally, as well as physically.”

Access the course for free.

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