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SPIRIT project calls for good practices that promote mental wellbeing

The Sport and Psycho-social Initiative for Inclusive Training (SPIRIT) project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, is calling for contributions to its good practice collection!


Does your organisation or sport club successfully protect the wellbeing of your participants? Contribute your best practice examples through the SPIRIT project and support the prioritisation of mental wellbeing across sport in Europe. We are looking for exemplary projects, policies, activities and practices that successfully promote and protect mental wellbeing. The best examples can be included in a free online education module.

Submit your good practice here by 30 September.


Sport and physical activity have been demonstrated to have positive effects on mental health, and many researchers suggest that sport can provide a useful setting for preventing and addressing mental health problems. To unlock this potential, the SPIRIT project aims at developing a framework for humane, inclusive and empowering coaching and sport clubs that nurture mental wellbeing. During the project, the partners will collect and analyse evidence-based research and best practice, and form a set of recommendations, targeting a variety of stakeholders within sport and sport education. In order to transform sport at the grassroots level directly, we will develop a handbook for inclusive coaching. For maximum impact, an online learning tool will be developed to provide innovative and easy-access training for coaches. In the course of the project in 2020–2022, 13 national and international events will be organised across Europe.

Read more about SPIRIT here and follow the project on LinkedIn and Twitter!


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