The English Schools’ Football Association is delighted that their Chair’s Charity, Sport in Mind, are supporting the Association with Schools’ Football Week 2023.
Schools’ Football Week (SFW), which takes place from the 6 – 12 February 2023, falls on the same week as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Sport in Mind will be supporting the ESFA to provide some mental health resources to schools to coincide with the SFW campaign.
Sport in Mind are the UK charity that transforms the lives and mental health of children and adults through sport and physical activity. Sport in Mind’s innovative programmes are delivered in partnership with the NHS and are co-designed by people with personal experience of mental health problems and healthcare professionals. Their innovative youth programme supports those struggling but also focuses on early intervention and prevention with education programmes on the benefits of being active for good mental health. To date they have supported over 15,000 people, and with our fundraising, they can help many more.
Ahead of the Christmas break and in the run up to the release of the mental health resources to support SFW, Sport in Mind have created a winter wellbeing resource for schools to download for pupils. This may be a useful tool for schools to share with pupils to utilise over the Christmas break. You can download this by clicking here.
The opportunity for the ESFA to tie Schools’ Football Week in with Sport in Mind’s resources and Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, is allowing the Association to truly reflect and share the poignancy of its “15 Benefits of Schools’ Football” principles with schools and pupils across England.
These resources will be shared as part of the campaign in early 2023.
The National Governing Body for Schools’ Football in England.