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Mental Wellbeing Coaching Toolkit

Mental Wellbeing Coaching Toolkit

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Manuals and Tools





This toolkit by ENGSO's Spirit project provides a coach development program with a collection of resources to protect and enhance mental well-being skills of sport participants.

The aim of the project SPIRIT is to develop a framework for humane, inclusive and empowering coaching and sport clubs that nurture mental wellbeing. The implementation of the concept of positively humane coaching can decrease drop-out levels in sport, thus increasing physical activity and improving public health. Moreover, vibrant and welcoming sports clubs result in more cohesive communities and societies, enhancing social inclusion.

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises one’s own potential and is able to make a contribution to one’s community. It encompasses emotional resilience, allowing us to enjoy life and overcome disappointments and sadness. Belief in our own, and others’ dignity and worth, underlies mental health. Coaching is an important area for mental well-being. In sports, the coaching professionals and volunteers not only promote future competitive success and the adoption of an active lifestyle, but also create the basis for lifelong health and well-being. Participating in sports supports mental health development and even the small acts and words that people encounter in sports can steer the future course of their lives.

The mental well-being coaching toolkit is a coach development program that offers coaches a collection of resources with the aim of protecting and enhancing mental well-being skills of sport participants. It has been constructed upon scientific findings and recommendations, of Spirit project ́s deliverables, namely a systematic literature review, good practice collections from sport clubs and recommendation for coach educators.



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