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Mental Health Workshops

GRFU Safeguarding are really proud to announce we have linked with StreetGames to help promote their pledge of training 21,000 coaches by 2021 to recognise/talk about signs of Mental Health with young players.

Andy Gaskell from StreetGames wrote:

  • We all have mental health but we think and talk about it far less than our physical health, even though it is just as important to our overall wellbeing.
  • Protecting the positive mental health of young people is important because without it, they can struggle at school or college and become isolated from family, friends and community activities.
  • Youth workers and sport coaches can play a vital role, spotting signs and symptoms, without being experts. We train to give physical first aid without hesitation – so why not mental health first aid too?

StreetGames are delighted to be collaborating with Gloucestershire RFU in delivering a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course that is adapted to both the sports environment and to young people.

This YMHFA course destigmatises mental ill health and attendees report greater confidence in managing situations where young people do present with troubling symptoms.

StreetGames are at the forefront of an innovative campaign to train 21,000 sports coaches and volunteers in mental health awareness by 2021 alongside a variety of sports, business and policy-making organisations right across the UK.

Two (3hrs) courses have been booked - 20 places per course only.

  • Thursday 17/1/2019 at The Lions Den Kingsholm. 6.30-9.30pm
  • Wednesday 23/1/2019 at St Mary's Old Boys RFC 6.30-9.30pm

To book a place please Click Here

 

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