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Mental Health in Young Players

Mental health is an increasingly important concern in all walks of life, and particularly the mental health and wellbeing of young people, children, and teens. As a result, those who coach and train young players are often uniquely placed to have significant roles in maintaining the good mental health of younger people.

This programme is designed to maximise that, by providing an easily-accessible guide to what mental health is and means and how it goes wrong, the particular vulnerabilities of younger people at various stages of development, and the benefits (and sometimes pitfalls) for mental health offered by a sports and coaching environment.

The course will culminate in an assessment, which will see you awarded with a certificate and CPD points on successful completion.

You can purchase this course now.


What others say about our courses

‘A fantastic course with insightful and relevant learning throughout, backed up by fantastic resources that can be utilised immediately.

Nick Edwards - Welsh Rugby Union Integrity Coordinator

topics Covered


How the brain and body give rise to our mental health, from the fundamental to the complex levels.


A look at the many causes of poor mental health, and what can be done about them.

Early Years

Mental health in our earlier years: the particular vulnerabilities and risks to mental health brought about by childhood and adolescence.


How involvement with sport and coaching can affect mental health.

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Author spotlight

Dr Dean Burnett was born and raised in the former mining village of Pontycymer, in the Garw Valley. However, despite coming from a sport-obsessed environment, he ended up becoming more interested in science, in particular the science of the brain and how it works. As a result, he is now a doctor of neuroscience, experienced lecturer in psychology and psychiatry, in-demand science communicator and commenter, and has helped shape the science communication policies for the whole of Europe. However, he is probably best known at the moment for being a bestselling author of internationally acclaimed books about the brain and mental health. He is also an ambassador for the mental health charity, ReThink.  

Dean Burnett


Our training is accredited by both the CPD Certification Service and CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. You can collect CPD points by completing them.