StreetGames is proud to support the push for greater mental health awareness and first aid training, in the youth and community sports sector and beyond.
StreetGames is a member of the Young People's Health Partnership, a signatory to the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation, and a key provider of the Youth Mental Health First Aid course - including StreetGames' pledge to train a further 3,000 sports coaches (as part of a national target of 21,000) by 2021.
StreetGames believes that mental health is just as important to a person's overall wellbeing as their physical health, particularly amongst children and young adults. Half of all long-term mental illness experienced in adulthood starts by the age of 15, with three quarters of these issues appearing by 18.
The aim of #21by21 is to ensure that sports coaches and volunteers have the three core skills needed to protect the people they work with: first aid, safeguarding and mental health awareness.
Join the programme that’s winning the battle against poor wellbeing - through fun, fitness and sport! StreetGames’ Safe, Fit and Well has already generated a whopping £2,390 of social value for every single participant! It’s even better value for cluster organisations!
Interventions, such as Mental Health First Aid, are both evidence-based and cost-effective, and will allow your organisation to make a vital contribution to the health of the local population.