Player Wellbeing Officer Training
- Understand how to maintain mental wellbeing
- Learn about different mental illnesses- the signs and symptoms
- When and how to offer support
- Get the tools and knowledge to help your kids
- Gain confidence to have mental health conversations
How to complete the training
- Read through or watch the content for each lesson.
- At the end of each lesson at the bottom, you will need to click complete and then click through to the next section.
- Each section needs to be marked as complete for you to complete the course.
Read the Play and your club
Learn what is Read The Play and how we help Youth Mental Health awareness.
Discover the role of the Player Wellbeing Officer in a club and what you may need to do.
Instructional video showing how to book a Read The Play session at your club.
Maintaining mental wellbeing
The effects diet can have on mental health, the importance of consuming a balanced diet and measures that can be implemented to encourage healthy eating.
How exercise helps maintain good mental wellbeing and measures you can implement to help encourage young people to engage in physical activity.
The link between sleep and mental health, the effects of sleep disturbances and strategies to improve sleep hygiene.
How self-care helps maintain good mental wellbeing, types of self-care and self-care suggestions to suit the individual.
A continuum we move along depending on our mental health.
Statistics outlining the prevalence of youth mental health, self-harm and suicide.
The range of biological, physiological and social factors that may influence an individual’s mental health.
The prevalence, types, signs and symptoms and possible treatment for anxiety.
The prevalence among young people, signs and symptoms and possible treatment for depression.
Eating disorders and young people, types of eating disorders, risk factors, signs and symptoms and how to support someone with an eating disorder.
A definition, risk factors, signs and symptoms and possible treatment for psychosis.
Self harm and suicide
The prevalence of self-harm among young people, warning signs of self-harm and harm minimisation strategies.
Suicide and young people, risk factors for increased risk of suicide, warning signs, management strategies to assist with talking to someone who is suicidal and safety planning.
Ways to engage with a young person, measures to take to encourage an ongoing and trusting relationship, and recommendations to offer.
Where to now?
A list of online resources that will provide information on young people and mental health that may act a gateway to seeking professional help.
National hotlines that support mental health.
A range of applications that are available to be downloaded to smart phones that encourage mental wellbeing and support for those experiencing a mental illness.
Services that can be utilised when young person requires professional help.
The teenage brain and mental health
An insight into three areas of the brain and the development of a young person’s brain.