Mental Health Awareness Training – course for sports coaches

Mental Health Awareness Training – course for sports coaches

Mental Health Awareness in Sport – An introductory course for all coaches delivered by ‘Time to Change’

This free of charge course is specifically designed for coaches and volunteers at any level, plus people working in sports development, sports equality, physical education or sports governing bodies. The course is two hours long and free to attend. Attendees don’t need any previous knowledge of mental health.

Although delivered in partnership with the RFL and State of Mind, the course is suitable for coaches from all sports. Previous training has been attended by coaches from 27 different sports, including football, athletics, archery, boxing, cricket, dance and fencing.

The course includes:

  • What is mental health? Different diagnoses and symptoms, with examples from sport
  • Physical impacts of mental health problems
  • Mental benefits of exercise
  • Practical guidance for coaching players with mental health problems
  • Legal requirements of clubs
  • Signposting to other sources of help and information

The training is delivered by Time to Change, a project by leading mental health charities Mind and Rethink. All trainees will receive a certificate of attendance. The course is approved CPD for rugby league coaches.

The course will run on the following dates and at the following clubs:

Mon 10-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Widnes

Tue 11-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Saints

Wed 12-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Warrington

Thu 13-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Wigan

Mon 17-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Widnes

Tue 18-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Saints

Wed 19-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Warrington

Thu 20-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Leeds

Thu 20-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Wigan

Thu 20-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Hull


To book your place or for more information, please contact Lizzie Green, Training Administrator on 07795 373 957 or
Places are limited so you are advised to book early!

Previous attendees said of the course:

‘Brilliant facilities, calm, open atmosphere, relevant and useful literature and course content’

‘Well paced, good fun and informative’

‘Great – it should be part of all coach training’

‘Perfect presentation, brilliant tutors’


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