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.

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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Campaign Partners

The target for #21by21 is for 21,000 community sport coaches and volunteers to have mental health awareness training by 2021.
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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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We support #21by21

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, Cottenham United Colts, Dallaglio RugbyWorks, Denis Law Legacy Trust, Derbyshire County Council, Devas Club, Education Primary, Elthorne & Twyford Netball Club, Everyone Active, FFEM, First Steps Eating Disorders, govox, Guildford Borough Council, Gwynedd County Council, Hadrian FC, Heart of England School, Hockey Wales, HR Sports Academy, Inclusion Football UK, Kennett Youth Football Club, Links SSP, Liverpool Feds Women's Football Club, 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, Positive Pilates, Rethink Mental Illness, Sands United FC, Save Association CIC, Southend East School Sports Parntership, Sheringham Community Primary School and Nursery, Slough Borough Council, Stratus Coaching Ltd, 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, Welsh Amateur Boxing Association, Welsh Target Shooting Federation, Widnes Wild Ice Hockey Club, York City Knights Foundation, YoungMinds

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