Posted on 02/10/2019 in Acrobatic
Scottish Gymnastics has been awarded the bronze award for mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
In conjunction with Plan4Sport, Scottish Gymnastics was part of the Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace pilot programme; A Framework for Action.
We are the only Scottish governing body of sport to have been invited to be part of this exciting project in the UK. We recognise the importance of supporting mental health, not just within the workplace, but across our membership too.
Scotland is experiencing a mental health crisis which has significant implications for our members, staff and board members.
This is wider than a series of workshops; it is a strategic commitment to position mental fitness as a significant priority area for the remainder of our strategic plan, putting in place mechanisms to provide supportive environments across all areas.
Following our assessment against the framework outcomes, Scottish Gymnastics was given the bronze award, the Plan4Sport assessor commented:
“The organisation is congratulated on their collective efforts in achieving Bronze level. There is clear and genuine commitment to wellbeing in the workplace. Sustained success is likely, given the excellent foundations in place to date.”
Scottish Gymnastics Head of Operations, Lara Gregson, received the bronze award from Louise Tideswell from Plan4Sport. Lara also took part in a presentation, sharing information about our commitment to mental wellbeing to representatives from other sports at sportscotland's equalities and inclusion conference.