We all have mental health but we think and talk about it far less than our physical health, even though it is just as important to our overall wellbeing. Protecting the positive mental health of young people is important because without it, they can struggle at school or college and become isolated from family, friends and community activities. Coaches and club volunteers can play a vital role, spotting signs and symptoms, without being experts. We train to give physical first aid without hesitation – so why not mental health first aid too?
British Triathlon are delighted to be collaborating with StreetGames in delivering a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course that is adapted to both the sports environment and to young people. This YMHFA course destigmatises mental ill health and attendees report greater confidence in managing situations where young people do present with troubling symptoms.
The course is being held at;
The Sjovoll Centre
Wednesday 3rd April 1800-2100pm
To book please click HERE
Learners will explore the most common mental health conditions experienced by young people and discover what youth and sport workers can do to prevent and/or intervene when needed.
Learners will be able to:
challenge the discrimination surrounding mental health
define mental health & common issues
relate to other people's experiences
look after their own mental health
protect a young person who may be at risk
spot the signs of mental health issues in young people
give help, support and guidance to any young person who needs it
The workshop is open to those over 16 years old.
StreetGames are at the forefront of an innovative campaign to train 21,000 sports coaches and volunteers in mental health awareness by 2021 alongside a variety of sports, business and policy-making organisations right across the UK.
For more information check the link HERE
StreetGames have just had published, an interesting piece of research which was completed in partnership with Brunel University which may be of interest at the link HERE