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Tackling mental health in and through sport

Topics: Working with our partners Safeguarding children Type: News article

The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation was developed with the support of mental health charity Mind. The CPSU was one of the first organisations to sign up to commit to action.

Dec 17 2015

Developing swimming for all in Durham

Topics: Disability sport Safeguarding children Type: News article

Maggie Ward is a squad coach at Durham City Amateur Swimming and Water Polo Club. She’s been instrumental in setting up and developing a squad to cater for swimmers with varying disabilities, and works closely with these swimmers to make sure their specific needs are met so they can swim in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Oct 23 2015

Hidden disabilities in sport

Topics: Safeguarding children Disability sport Type: News article

There are many different types of hidden disability that affect children and young people who may be involved in Sport. These disabilities are not easily identified or recognised. Sport is an ideal place to celebrate diversity and promote a positive ethos.

Apr 21 2015

Inspiring the next generation of young female athletes

Topics: Elite athletes International sport Type: News article

Lisa Whiteside, 2014 Boxing World Championships silver medallist, has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time, becoming a world silver medallist only eight years after taking up boxing.

We’ve chatted to Lisa to find out more about why she chose boxing – the challenges she has faced being involved in a predominantly male dominated sport, and the rise of women’s boxing following the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Feb 28 2015