Championing better mental health awareness in sport and physical activity
#21by21 is a national campaign bringing together sports organisations with business and policy-makers in a pledge to provide 21,000 community sport coaches and volunteers with mental health awareness training by 2021. A growing body of evidence connects participation in sport with positive wellbeing and the prevention and treatment of mild to moderate mental health conditions. Coaches and volunteers are routinely trained in physical first aid and safeguarding and many organisations recognise that mental health first aid training is equally important.
Please support the #21by21 campaign to increase mental health awareness in sport and physical activity.
"England Athletics are committed to increasing mental health awareness. We want to work together to ensure that everyone involved in athletics and running understands mental health so we can break down stigma and improve all our mental wellbeing." Liz Purbrick, Inclusion Manager, England Athletics.
“Having our team all trained up as mental health first aiders has enabled us to make stronger relationships with our participants and as a result we feel we can connect better with them whilst at the same time providing the much needed support they need” Mark Williams, COO, Denis Law Legacy Trust
THE TARGET FOR #21by21 IS FOR 21,000 COMMUNITY SPORT COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS TO HAVE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINING BY 2021. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRAINED SO FAR IS...
Training courses and resources
Find out about youth and adult mental health awareness training courses delivered by the campaign partners, plus access reports, case studies, toolkits and programmes about mental wellbeing and sport.
"Mental health is just as important as physical health. Active Surrey are keen to spread the message that good physical health contributes to good mental wellbeing and vice versa. Providing the physical activity workforce with mental health awareness training helps to ensure that we can create positive physical activity experiences for all and encourage sustained participation and the many benefits this brings." Laura White, Workforce Lead, Active Surrey.
We support #21by21
Achieving for Children, Active Fusion, Active Surrey, Alexandra Park School, All Stars Youth Club Limited, ANP Training & Consultancy Ltd, Aylesbury High, Body Coach Fitness, Brackley Town FC, Brent Council, Cardiff & Vale Well-Being, Caroll & Bell Consultancy, Christ Church CE Primary School, CoachChrisSports, Corams Fields Youth, Cottenham United Colts, Dallaglio RugbyWorks, Denis Law Legacy Trust, Derbyshire County Council, Devas Club, Education Primary, Elthorne & Twyford Netball Club, EMD UK, Everyone Active, FFEM, First Steps Eating Disorders, Fitzrovia Youth in Action, govox, Guildford Borough Council, Gwynedd County Council, Hadrian FC, Heart of England School, Herts Sports Partnership, Hockey Wales, HR Sports Academy, Inclusion Football UK, Kennett Youth Football Club, Links SSP, Liverpool Feds Women's Football Club, LIVES, London Sport, London Wave Project, Mary's Youth Club, Milton Keynes College, MoodLifter, New Rush Hall School, Nicholas Chamberlaine School, Non Stop Action, North Lanarkshire Council, North Yorkshire Sport, Notts County Football in the Community, Oxford Brookes University, Phoenix Rising, Positive Pilates, Rethink Mental Illness, Samuria Kickboxing, Sands United FC, Save Association CIC, Southend East School Sports Parntership, Sheringham Community Primary School and Nursery, Slough Borough Council, Stratus Coaching Ltd, Surrey Canoe Club, Swaffham RUFC, Tennis Wales, The Ann Craft Trust, The Running Charity, ThreeFifty9, Top Two Inches Mentoring, UCW/Weston College, University of Lincoln Students' Union, Uplifted Wellbeing, Victim Support, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, Wales Rugby League, Warrington Wolves Foundation, Welsh Amateur Boxing Association, Welsh Target Shooting Federation, Widnes Wild Ice Hockey Club, York City Knights Foundation, YoungMinds