#21by21

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. The campaign is being co-ordinated by the Sport for Development Coalition and key partners. 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.

Reaching the 21,000 target will be a good start, but we can't stop there. We need your support to make the case to get all community sport coaches and volunteers trained in mental health awareness.

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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...

6562
People trained

We need your support to make the case to get all community sport coaches and volunteers trained in mental health awareness.

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Resources and training

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.

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