About SPIRIT project
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.
IO5 – Online course
A free course designed for sport coaches and sport clubs who wish to improve their knowledge on the topic of mental well-being and inclusion of athletes in grassroots sport. The Sport Coaching for Mental Well-being course is composed of 6 individual modules. You can choose to complete all six, or select the module which interests you most. Click on a module below to start learning. Please note that your progress will not be saved.
The project team
The project’s outcomes are a result of a collaborative partnership between 12 European organisations.