Mental Health Charter
The WPBSA has signed up to support mental health charter for Sport and Recreation. The Charter aims to:
- create a welcoming, inclusive and positive environment for everyone to participate in sport and recreation.
- encourage people to talk about mental health.
- support people to seek help and support when needed
By signing up to the Charter, the WPBSA commits to:
- promote wellbeing.
- promote and adopt good mental health policies and best practice.
- promote positive messages using diverse role models and ambassadors.
- tackle discrimination.
- support a pan-sport approach and share resources and best practice.
- monitor your performance, assess progress and take positive action on mental health issues.
The Charter is being supported by the charity Mind, 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.
Related Information (External Websites)
- Types of mental health problems
- Taking care of mental health in the workplace
- Guidance on terminology and imagery
Other useful links for work being carried out to promote the Charter are:
- Mind’s Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health information
- The Time to Change ‘Talking About Mental Health ’ webpage
- Sport and Recreation Alliance Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation pages
- The importance of #SportMinds by snooker’s world number 9, Mark Allen (guest blog)