Mental Health Awareness training for coaches!

We are delighted to announce that Auld Reekie’s coaches have completed mental health awareness training provided by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).

Thanks to this training, our coaches are able to:

  • Explain the meaning of mental health and well-being and some of the key triggers for poor mental health
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses and how this can impact participation in physical activity
  • Explain how to support someone with a mental illness in a physical activity setting
  • Outline where to get further help and support around mental health and mental illness

Providing training for our coaches is part of our action plan as a signatory to SAMH’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport. The intention of providing training is not to turn our coaches into trained counsellors, but to make them feel more confident in providing a listening ear, and to know how to help our members find more help if they want it. 

For more information on how to support someone with their mental health, or advice on taking care of your own mental health, visit the SAMH website.