Resources to get you started

How to talk about the Charter

Here is a key messages document to help you talk about the Mental Health Charter within and outside of your organisations.

Language and terminology

Here is a language and terminology factsheet to help you talk about mental health.


We've created an evidence pack that signposts to existing research that demonstrates how sport and recreation can help support good mental health. Download the evidence summary document

Please note that we are not responsible for checking the validity of the research so if you plan to use it do check that it is appropriate for what you need.


Mind resources

Mind has lots of useful information and resources around mental health.

Find out about the most commonly discussed mental health problems, including possible causes and how to access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family:

Types of mental health problems


Tips for everyday living - staying mentally well

Taking care of mental health in the workplace

Guidance on terminology and imagery


You can read more specifically about sport, physical activity and mental health here.

Local support from Mind

Local Minds support over 400,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.

Each local Mind is an independent charity run by local people, for local people. Each is responsible for its own funding and the services it provides, but all are affiliated to Mind.

Other places to find useful information:

Time to Change

Time to Change is an anti-stigma campaign led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. You can find out more and access Time to Talk resources here.

Join In

Join In connects local people with sports clubs that need their help. Join In’s commitment to the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation is to help others better meet their own pledges by sharing our research and expertise in sports volunteering.