Sport NI CEO Antoinette McKeown, in partnership with the PHA, today announced the launch of new initiative The Sport Wellbeing Hub in response to the COVID 19 challenge.  The Hub is unique. It provides instant access to helpful information, guidance and resources that can be tailored specifically to help care for our wellbeing needs.

Speaking online at the launch Antoinette McKeown has said, “We developed The Sport Wellbeing Hub with Inspire; to help you create your own wellbeing care-plan, as well as giving guidance on support through a guided self-assessment. It helps to provide the right help, right now, with online access to a range of fantastic and useful resources that are tailored to the user, which is so important at this challenging time’’.

The Sport Wellbeing Hub is a valuable online resource that we encourage you to use and share with others. The hub is for everyone across the sporting community, those who are involved in sport, at all levels and all abilities.

The Sport Wellbeing Hub, provides a fantastic range of innovative tools and resources, including:

  • Guided self-assessment via ‘Chatbot’;
  • Self-help programmes and digital intervention tools;
  • Searchable ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ map ; and
  • Wellbeing information library .
  • Video content featuring some of our sporting heroes talking about mental healthWhether looking for some advice or need a little more direction, please visit the hub:  www.inspiresupporthub.org/sports

If you are in distress or despair and urgently need to speak to someone, please call Lifeline.  0808 808 8000

Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000. Calls to Lifeline are free to people living in Northern Ireland who are calling from UK landlines and mobiles.]

Other mental health and wellbeing resources are available on the recently updated Wellbeing in Sport page

Sport NI will be offering workshops on Mental Health Awareness and Addiction in Sport. Should you wish to express an interest in one or both workshops please complete an expression of interest form. Or feel free to contact [email protected]  to request a form. Sport NI will follow up and contact you directly to arrange a workshop.

Play it safe, slow down and take care!

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