Mental Health

We all have mental health, and at Plan4Sport we believe that a healthy mind and body is key to living life to the full.

Supporting organisations to move away from reactive management of illness and sickness absence, to the promotion of psychological wellness and resilience in the workplace, is our goal.

Our vision is that everyone can ‘Be their true self, thriving at home and work, every day’.

Plan4Sport delivers a number of programmes to help employers develop their own approach to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and this includes:

  • Education, training and online learning;
  • Resource development;
  • In-house support programmes for colleagues including Covid-19.

Education, training and online learning

Educating organisations and employees about mental health helps break down the cycle of stigma, encourages positive engagement and conversations, and boosts psychological resilience within the workplace.

Businesses should consider ways to manage mental ill health in the workplace, such as providing information or training for managers and employees and appointing people trained in mental health first aid (Health and Safety Executive).

Online courses

Plan4Sport offers both online andremote facilitated workshops for you to access. The online mental health awareness course takes approximately 30 minutes and comes with a downloadable certificate, whilst the remote facilitated workshop can accommodate up to 10 people and runs for 75 minutes.

Please contact Plan4Sport for further information.

Face-to-face courses

Plan4Sport delivers the following face to face courses:

  • Mental health awareness ;
  • Mental health masterclass for leaders;
  • Accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training;
  • Bespoke training for your organisation.

Mental Health Awards through our Bronze, Silver and Gold Framework  

A Framework for Action was launched by Plan4Sport in February 2019 to help the public and private sector address the growing concern of mental health within the workplace. We have developed this using industry expertise against a benchmarked set of actions which we believe are realistic and achievable. The Framework will help any business develop its approach to mental health in the workplace based on legal compliance, research, best practice and extensive professional experience.

We have a number of sports bodies, professional football clubs and public sector organisations currently working towards the Bronze Award. This includes Scottish Gymnastics and Wales Golf who have both recently achieved this Award.

“The support (from Plan4Sport) was excellent, highly experienced and expert resource that guided me through their Mental Health framework and has also given me details to support our future plans. The framework is a great way to encourage companies to think about this area without feeling overwhelmed at where to start.

“Working on the Bronze Framework gave us structure and a clear focus which enabled us to be clearer with what we had done already but more importantly, where our focus would be going forward. A better understanding of the legal framework surrounding this and the psychological risk assessment, provided the avenue to open-up discussions with our board and all staff and look at what we could be doing to support our membership too.”

Operations Manager, Scottish Gymnastics

Resource development

Plan4Sport has identified a wide range of useful support to help businesses shape their approach to mental health in the workplace. Please click on the useful resources section below to access these for yourself or your organisations.

Useful resources

Reliable sources of public health information:

Mental Health Support organisations regularly updated in line with the latest public health guidance: