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.
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:
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.
Mind has free webinars and resources that show you simple, inexpensive and practical ways to improve mental wellbeing and employee engagement.
Mind also offers a range of training packages, courses are available in-house or through open access courses.
Supporting sports and physical activity providers
Promoting Good Mental Health through Coaching animation – UK Coaching in partnership with Mind and with support from Public Health England (PHE) have developed a short animation and infographics as an introduction for coaches and physical activity providers.
Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity is a three-hour, in-house course aimed at sport and physical activity providers, coaches, sports administrators, front of house staff and volunteers.
- Developed by Mind with support from UK Coaching
- Course written and delivered by people with mental health problems.
- Training is now available across England and Wales.
Mind have developed a toolkit to support organisations to provide sport and physical activity services for people with mental health problems, topics include;
- Understanding mental health
- How incorporating mental health outcomes will benefit your organisation
- Key stakeholders in the mental health sector
- Mental health problems and the law and more
Other useful resources:
- Sport England's mental health pages and infographic
- Student Mind's University Sport & Mental Health Resource
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health more information is available here.
"Starting a conversation about mental health doesn’t have to be difficult"
A key part of the Charter is supporting the sport and recreation workforce. We encourage signatories to take action around workplace wellbeing as part of their commitment to the Charter. Using the workplace wellbeing index you may find out how well your organisation performs in supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace.
Here are some resources and support available:
Free resources from Mind to help you take care of business - Open and supportive workplaces benefit everyone – employees, employers and the bottom line. Mind have produced a series of free resources to help improve mental wellbeing in your workplace.
Wellness Actions Plans (WAPs) are an easy, practical way of helping you to support your own mental health at work, and if you are a manager, helping you to support the mental health of your team members.
Influence and Participation toolkit will help you to understand why and how the active participation of people with mental health problems can have a positive impact on your work,.
Time to Change Employer Pledge demonstrates commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and make sure that employees who are facing these problems feel supported. Join over 500 organisations who have signed the pledge. .