Active in MindYST Active in Mind
Active in Mind is funded through Sport England National Lottery funding. It targets young people (Key Stage 2 and above) who are experiencing low level mental health issues and part of a wellbeing support programme in their school (pastoral support or counselling) or in Tier 1 or 2 Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
The projects create a nurture group environment for those young people most in need of support. The primary outcomes are to address inactivity and develop positive behaviours, provide a safe environment for young people to share personal insight and experiences with their peers and support mental health issues.
Each project is supported by a named and trained Wellbeing Champion (lead adult member of staff) and delivered through a small team of Young Mental Health Champions who receive advanced training on developing strategies to improve mental wellbeing and reduce stress and anxiety.
Free Digital Resources - accessible for all
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. To support young people during this time, take a look at the resources down the right hand side of this page. We hope these resources help young people now and prepare them for their return to school. They include:
- Our free Active in Mind poster
- Top tips video playlist from our Athlete Mentors for managing mental health
- Three videos from our Senior Athlete Mentor, Rachael Mackenzie, to guide you.
Targeted Resources – for nurture groups
We have developed five workshops for teachers and school staff to deliver to pupils who may be experiencing mental health issues. Resources include:
- Active in Mind mentor cards
- Poster for nurture group
- Teacher and staff members delivery matrix (five workshops)
- Teacher and staff member presentation for nurture group
For further information on the national programme supported by our team of inspiring Athlete Mentors, please contact: