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Clean Sport Week aligns with Mental Health Awareness Week

Clean Sport Week aligns with Mental Health Awareness Week

Clean Sport Week & Mental Health Awareness Week

It is Mental Health Awareness Week during Clean Sport Week this year. We understand that athlete welfare is essential to clean sport. basketballscotland have a long standing relationship with SAMH, Scottish Action for Mental Health. Please read our top tips to a better well being:


Staying in touch with loved ones can make us feel happier and more secure; and often just having a chat can help to lift our mood.

  1. Put five minutes aside to ask someone how they are
  2. Arrange to meet up with friends that you haven’t seen in a while
  3. Join a local group or club and meet new people in your community

Be Active

Being active isn’t just good for our physical health; it’s also proven to have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing.

  • Go for a short walk at lunchtime
  • Discover a physical activity you enjoy and one that suits you

Take Notice

Whether you’re spending time with friends or taking a moment for yourself, try to stop to take notice and be aware of the present.

  • Set aside time to practise mindfulness or take up yoga
  • Take notice of how your friends or colleagues are feeling
  • Spend time outdoors, enjoy the fresh air and notice what’s around you


Learning enhances your self-esteem and confidence, and can be a great way to meet new people.

  • Sign up for a class and learn something new
  • Rediscover an old interest, such as cooking or gardening
  • Take on a new challenge to make or fix something


Giving can be very rewarding – in fact those who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy.

  • Volunteer your time for a cause you are passionate about
  • Spend time with someone who you know has been having a difficult time
  • Fundraise for us and be part of Team SAMH!

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