Mental Health Wellbeing and Resilience Session Delivered at CORE Training Camp
North Riding FA delivered some Mental Health Wellbeing and Resilience Training to its Progression & Development groups at a recent CORE Training Camp to help ensure the County FA is offering the best possible support to those affected by mental health problems.
With mental health such a prominent topic within football at the moment, North Riding FA felt it was important to ensure that all affiliated referees know where they can turn to for support if needed.
Specifically, our Progression and Development groups were taken through interactive workshops by referee resilience training experts The Third Team.
The young referees, alongside a practitioner and sports psychologist, looked in detail at how to move on and learn from mistakes whilst officiating and how to be prepared to make another decision in a match situation.
They were then taken through steps on how to ensure their mental health remained positive as they continued their journey throughout their refereeing education and in their life away from football.
One participant said: “What we’ve done is look at mental health and resilience training. As a referee, that’s massive.
“If you make a mistake as a referee, you can’t dwell on it because the next decision is coming in 20 seconds so you have to be right there in a good state of mind.”
To find out more about the mental health wellbeing and resilience training sessions, please watch the video below.
North Riding FA will be looking to roll this training out to all referees over the coming months, so please keep an eye on our channels for updates.