AoC Sport shares learnings and lessons this Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted: Fri, 14 May 2021 11:25

AoC Sport shares learnings and lessons this Mental Health Awareness Week

With a vision for every college student to participate regularly in sport or physical activity, AoC Sport is leading the way in championing the benefits of an active life.

At the heart of its work is the Mental Health Programme which aims to support students with low levels of mental wellbeing or diagnosed mental health conditions to become more active and promote the advantages of physical activity on mental health.

Since 2015, the membership organisation has trained more than 200 college staff in Mental Health First Aid, launched a nationwide ambassador programme and provided tutorial resources to almost 80 colleges.

They are also a signatory of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation, which was launched six years ago by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, Mind and Professional Players Federation.

As the nation marks Mental Health Awareness Week, Gray Mytton, Policy and Project Officer at AoC Sport, tells us more...

From the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Tags: Physical Activity, School Sport, Sport, UK Sport, participation