Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. Our mental health can have a significant impact on our daily lives and is often overlooked when we talk about how we are feeling. Throughout this week we’ll be posting daily information on how our clubs and members can talk about and improve mental health, and why it is so important.
Basketball England is proud to be a member of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. The charter launched in March 2015 and came from a shared desire across sport and recreation to do more around mental health. We are one of over 300 signatories across the nation that recognise the key role that sport can play in mental health, wellbeing and physical activity.
The charter aims to create a welcoming, inclusive and positive environment for everyone to participate in sport and recreation and we aim to pass this on to all our clubs and members. It also encourages people to talk about mental health and support people to seek help and support when they need it. We are committed to those core principles we encourage all our clubs to do the same.
Basketball can be an incredible force for providing purpose, positivity and enjoyment in people’s lives. If you want to promote positive mental health at your club, it can be done in a number of ways.
If you would like to speak to someone at Basketball England about the Mental Health Charter, how your club can promote mental health or anything else related to this area, please use the button below.