Sport & Mental Health Course
Course Price: Free!
In recent years, the prevalence of mental health in sports has become an important topic of discussion in the sector. In particular, there is a need in Alberta for an introductory course to educate all those involved in sport about what mental health is, how mental health issues can affect athletes (and coaches), strategies to identify various issues, and steps to take to work towards effective solutions.
The purpose of this online short course is to educate all those who oversee and volunteer for amateur sport (i.e., coaches, personal trainers, medical professionals, therapists, teachers, parents) about the importance and impact of mental health in the sport and recreation sector.
To educate all those who oversee and volunteer for amateur sport about the importance and impact of mental health in the sport and recreation sector in one user friendly, easy to understand course.
To stimulate conversation about the importance of mental health in sport and recreation in Alberta.
This course WAS NOT designed to be a diagnostic tool to use to identify coaches or athletes with various mental illnesses. Instead, this course WAS designed to increase sport practitioners awareness and knowledge of mental health in sport contexts. However, we do hope that sport practitioners will be able to learn some 'red flags' or things to look for in athletes (or other coaches) that may require further assistance by mental health professionals.
In addition, we hope that this course will give sport practitioners some tools that will assistant them in educating and supporting their athletes about the importance of mental health and help them to have critical conversations with athletes (or other coaches) if immediate intervention is necessary.
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*Please note that your profile will be deleted after 100 days from your last day of access
Currently, no physical paper certificates of completion are being sent out.
This course was made possible by the following partners:
Sport & Mental Health Survey