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 that nurtures good mental health. During the Erasmus+ funded project, the partners will collect and analyse evidence-based research and best practice, and form a set of recommendations, targeting stakeholders responsible for coach education at the highest level. 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, 13 national and international events will be organised across Europe.
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