Statement of Intent
Think Active are committed to promoting a culture of kindness & consideration by encouraging open conversations around mental health and well-being to staff and third parties we are working with and where required providing relevant support.
As an organisation we are:
- Working towards Thrive at Work
Thrive at Work is a workplace commitment with criteria & guidance on creating a workplace that promotes employee health and well-being, including mental health.
- A partner in the Mind West Midlands Physical Activity Network
A network committed to working together to increase the number of service providers who are equipped with the skills to support and engage people with mental health problems in physical activity.
- Supporting local physical activity club, groups and providers to become more mental health friendly.
Useful links & resources
Strategies and Guidance for sport, physical activity and mental health
Understanding more about your own and others’ mental health
What is mental health
How we are supporting clubs, groups and physical activity providers
It takes balls to talk
Men’s Mental Health Awareness
Think Active is working with It takes balls to talk (ITBTT) to promote the listening mate training.
A listening mate is someone who is supported through training from ITBTT to start a conversation with men and create a comfortable environment, someone to talk to and the confidence ask if some is OK.
Think Active and ITBTT delivered the first Listening Mate training session in September 2018 to sports clubs and organisations where men go. By continuing to develop more ‘listening mates’ it is hoped that in places where men play sport there can be more conversations and a positive impact upon men who may need help. If you are interested in attending a listening mate training please contact us
Think Active is supporting Springfield Mind deliver their Get Set to Go programme.
Get Set to Go aims to improve the quality of life for anyone with a mental health problem through access to sport and physical activity in Warwickshire.
Think Active support the programme through brokering relationships with local physical activity opportunities and promoting sessions.
If you are interested in being involved with Get Set to Go, either as a club or participant, click
Think Active ‘Support Through Sport’ Mental Health Commitment
Think Active in partnership with Springfield Mind and It Takes Balls to Talk, want to support clubs, groups and providers to become
confident and open about having a conversation about mental health. We are encouraging clubs to become somewhere which promotes kindness and concern for others, somewhere where talking and listening about feeling low or life pressures is OK and there is no stigma attached to talking about your mental health.
For more information and to view the ‘Support Through Sport’ Mental Health Commitment visit our Supporting Clubs to become Mental Health Confident page