The Charter is all about taking position action around mental health and physical activity.
You will be asked to commit to three actions when you sign-up to the Mental Health Charter. Don’t worry this isn’t a test, we know organisations are at different stages of their work around mental health so these will differ for each signatory.
To help you take action we've added some examples below.
|Charter Commitment||Suggestions for signatory Action|
|Using the power of sport and recreation to promote wellbeing, with a special focus on encouraging physical activity and social interaction for their contribution to good mental health.|
|Publicly promoting and adopting good mental health policies and best practice within our sports and recreational activities.||Promote positive health behaviours and prevention measures e.g. introduce Wellness Action Plans for staff to support them to stay well.|
Promoting positive public health messages using diverse role models and ambassadors to reduce the stigma attached to mental health problems.
|Recruit ambassadors and champions who are willing to support the Charter including those who have personal experience /close experience of mental health problems and those who can champion the programme.|
|Actively tackling discrimination on the grounds of mental health to make sure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.|
Sign up to support #SportMinds campaigns including:
World Mental Health Day (10 October)
Time to Talk Day (1 February)
Use #SportMinds when promoting our own activities.
|Supporting the establishment of a network to work closely with the mental health sector to develop resources and best practice.|
|Regularly monitoring our performance, assessing progress and taking positive action on mental health issues.|