Mind’s Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit

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Mind’s Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit

Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 12:19

Mind’s Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit

Mind, the mental health charity, has launched their new Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit.

The Toolkit, consisting of 10 guides, aims to help sport, physical activity and mental health providers to support and engage people experiencing mental health problems in physical activity.

To help Mind develop the Toolkit, they've worked with people with lived experience of mental health problems, representatives from the mental health sector and the sport and physical activity workforce. Co-production has been essential to create content that is relevant for sport, physical activity and mental health providers and ensures their work in this area meets the needs of people experiencing mental health problems.

The Toolkit consists of 10 guides (listed below). Each one provides guidance, tools, templates and good practice case studies to help organisations provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for people experiencing mental health problems to be physically active.

 Guide 1: Introduction to mental health

 Guide 2: The relationship between physical activity and mental health

 Guide 3: Involving people with lived experience of mental health problems in the design and delivery of your work

 Guide 4: Making physical activities inclusive to people experiencing mental health problems

 Guide 5: Engaging people in physical activity to support their mental health

 Guide 6: Engaging volunteers in a physical activity and mental health service

 Guide 7: Measuring the impact of a physical activity and mental health service

 Guide 8: Legal considerations around delivering physical activities for people experiencing mental health problems

 Guide 9: Safeguarding and mental health

 Guide 10: Funding and sustainability

To access the Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit please visit Mind's website.

Tags: Mental Health, Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit, Mind, Physical Activity

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