Mental Wellbeing

BE supported.

Basketball England want our staff, players and volunteers to feel as supported as possible.

Mind have been supporting us to ensure everyone experiencing a mental health concern gets sufficient support and respect. Our wellbeing toolkit brings together a range of resources we hope you will find useful. If you’re feeling low, there may be something small you can do to improve how you feel. 

“It's one of them things that no matter how indestructible we look like we are, we're all human at the end of the day. We all got feelings...sometimes…it gets the best of you.”

NBA star DeMar DeRozan.


We are aware that evidence suggests taking part in physical activity can have a profound and positive impact on mental wellbeing.Being physically active can improve mood, decrease the chance of depression and anxiety and lead to a better and more balanced lifestyle.  

Basketball is a powerful way to build strong mental health, particularly in young people. It provides an opportunity to build mental health skills that can be utilised throughout life, building confidence, empathy and teambuilding ability.

A good place to start

This self-assessment helps you better understand how you've been feeling over the last fortnight and points you in the right direction for helpful advice and information on anxiety and depression.

Tips to improve your wellbeing

Find practical ways to support your wellbeing with the links below: