The GTA project is coming to an end soon. However, we still have the full month of February to support you and your club! The GTA team has an amazing plan to make sure we get the best out of the last couple of months together.

After having had individual meetings with each club, it emerged that most of the clubs involved are looking to supporting their youth coaches at this stage.

We have therefore decided to offer them the amazing opportunity to benefit from a 4-week online training that gives them the chance to learn about mental health in sport, upskill their selves in supporting their own and their players’ mental health, and sharing their experiences with other youth coaches in Scotland.

At the end of each training the participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and additional resources.  

Below you find the full calendar and some information on the aims of each training.

Date  Time (online) Training 
7th of February 7:30 to 9 pm Maintaining Wellbeing
14th of February 7:30 to 9 pm How to Have a Mental Health Conversation
21st of February 7:30 to 9 pm Embedding the 5 Ways
28th of February 7:30 to 9 pm Intro to Suicide Prevention (TBC)
  • Maintaining Wellbeing. This workshop aims to help you to build your understanding of what wellbeing means to you, and how we may better support ourselves and those around us within the community.
  • How to have a Mental Health conversation. The aim of this workshop is to help you Identify and understand ways to help you have a Mental Health Conversation, build knowledge of a potential structure for having a Mental Health Conversation, develop an understanding of Roles and Responsibilities and how to manage expectations, explore support for yourself and others, including effective self-care building and external support service available​.
  • Embedding the 5 ways to better wellbeing. This workshop has the aim to help you to build your understanding of SAMH’s ‘5 ways to better wellbeing, increase knowledge of the relevance of the 5 ways within physical activity & sport and explore activities you can use in your coaching and build skills to support embedding the 5 ways.
  • Intro to Suicide Prevention. This workshop will help you build your understanding and confidence relating to people at risk, develop knowledge about roles and support required for individuals with thoughts of suicide, explore community aspects of preventing suicide.

Below is the link to sign up to the trainings. We highly recommend the coaches to attend the full 4-week plan, however they can select as much and as little as they would like.