New mental health in sport content

Last updated: 22 Apr 2020 Topics: Safeguarding children Type: News article

We’ve published new pages looking at some of the ways sport and activity can support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

These new mental health and wellbeing pages aim to increase awareness, identify some of the barriers and benefits of participating in sport and help clubs to create a mentally healthy, safe environment.

We also bring together a list of resources and specialist organisations that you can refer to when talking about mental health and wellbeing with young people in your sport.


The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and social distancing measures are placing a number of additional pressures on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. They may be experiencing increased feelings of anxiety, low mood or loneliness and some will need additional support at this time. 

If your club or activity is keeping in touch with members virtually or taking part in remote coaching you can start a conversation by signposting young people to specialist services.

These might include:

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