The coronavirus pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for all over the past few months, and it is becoming increasingly clear that this has been particularly tough on people’s mental wellbeing.
To support coaches and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic as we return to sport and physical activity, the sportscotland Coaching Team have developed an e-Learning module to help expand knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing.
Please find a link below to this free of charge training course:
By completing the module learners will:
- expand their knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing
- recognise the impact that sport and physical activity can have on positive mental health and wellbeing
- identify their own mental health and wellbeing priorities
- explore the effects COVID 19 may have had on them and their athletes/participants
Please note this course will not have a record of completion or certificate.
Meanwhile, the Scottish Government has announced over £6 million of dedicated funding to create new online and telephone support services, and to increase the capacity of existing services. Building on new initiatives during the pandemic, they are continuing the clear your head campaign which contains a variety of resources and tips to help people take care of their mental health and wellbeing.
For those who need more support the Scottish Government has expanded the NHS24 Mental Health Hub so that it is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and increased the capacity of the Breathing Space telephone helpline.
The Scottish Government has also published Scotland’s Mental Health Recovery and Transition Plan. It prioritises rapid and easily accessible support for those in distress and ensures safe, effective treatment and care of people living with mental illness.
Regards and take care,