MENTAL HEALTH CHARTER FOR SPORT AND RECREATION

WHAT IS THE MENTAL HEALTH CHARTER FOR SPORT AND RECREATION?

The Charter is a voluntary code which sets out how sport and recreation organisations should adopt good mental health practice to make activities inclusive, positive and open to everyone. Designed by the sports sector, it is led by the Sport and Recreation Alliance and Professional Players Federation with support from Mind. Visit www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/mental-health-charter for further information.

WHERE CAN BOXERS RECEIVE SUPPORT FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH?

If you need support for your own mental health or are concerned about another member of the boxing community, friend or family member have a look at Mind’s guide on Seeking help for a mental health problem further information and support is available from:

MIND

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We offer a range of support including a confidential Infoline, free information resources and support through our network of local Minds.

Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Website http://www.mind.org.uk
Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393
Email info@mind.org.uk
Samaritans

Samaritans offer a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year confidential, free helpline. You don't have to be suicidal to call it.

Website http://www.samaritans.org
Helpline 116 123
Email jo@samaritans.org

Your GP, NHS 111 or 999

CAN YOU RECOMMEND A COUNSELLOR OR THERAPIST?

We do not endorse any individual or group provider of therapeutic services. We recommend checking that the counsellor/therapist is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). For further information on how to go about finding a therapist and the things to consider, have a look at Mind’s information on Talking therapies. Any therapist you find through this website will have signed up to the BACP’s ethical framework, which means they must:

  • behave in a professional and safe way towards you
  • explain their responsibilities regarding confidentiality
  • tell you their complaints procedure if you ask for it

Further information about talking therapies is available from the Mind website here.