London Pulse is proud to announce that we have signed up to The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. Developed by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, the Professional Players Federation and Mind, the Mental Health Charter sets out how organisations can adopt good mental health practice across their sport.
London Pulse is committed to putting the health and wellbeing of our athletes at the core of our values and continue the work we already have in place both with our VNSL and NPL squads and the entire performance pathway.
Our aim is to support the wellbeing of our athletes and embed good mental health practice. We also hope to raise awareness of this with those that follow us, the clubs in our region and beyond, and the sport as a whole.
Sam Bird, Head Coach and CEO said:
“Throughout the pandemic Pulse has put a number of programmes in place to support the mental health of our athletes and coaches – all the way from our hubs to our VNSL squad. From regular check-ins with the performance squads to workshops on mental health and life balance. All of our coaches have also completed the UK Coaching Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity course.”
She continued, “It’s vital that we all play our part in ensuring the mental health of all involved in our sport and with that in mind I would like to invite and encourage all of our fellow Superleague clubs to join us in signing this charter. The best way we can encourage people to value their mental health is to role model that behaviour and our entire league is in the position to do this. Join us!”
To learn more about the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation visit https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/policy/the-mental-health-charter