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BTCA offer Mental Health Courses for Coaches...

The ATP are putting mental health at the top of the agenda and plan to expand its current system of support, which currently relies on tournament doctors and physios to raise the alarm when mental health concerns are recognised in professional tennis players.

The Lawn Tennis Association, meanwhile, plan to provide mental health first aid training to all its performance coaches by the end of the year and have stated that they are committed to fully supporting the mental well-being of all the players that they work with.

A recent article by Eleanor Crooks of the Independent dealt directly with the issue of Mental Health on the Professional Tennis circuit after Liam Broady admitted that he almost quit tennis after his own mental health struggles that led him to consider actually quitting tennis last year.

Broady, who recently represented GB at the Olympic Games in Tokyo said "I don't really like to complain about stuff and I only started to realise how much I was going through the motions towards the end of the year".

Liam reached out for help from 29-year-old sister and fellow player Naomi after the French Open but Liam stated that he would rather have talked to a professional than his big sister but did not know who to turn to.

BTCA believe that this lack of knowing who to turn to prevails right across the spectrum of tennis, and at grass roots levels it is just as important if not more so to get on top of mental health issues early.  It is vital that coaches are trained to recognise areas of concern and be educated as to how to guide those at risk towards obtaining the professional help they need.  This is why BTCA will also be providing official Mental Health First Aid Qualification training by the end of the year.

BTCA Is delivering a range of Mental Health Training courses this year.  Please see details below. 

2-Day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England)

This two-day training provides certification for someone to be recognised and certified as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

Course cost: £150.00 per person

1-Day Mental Health Champion (MHFA England)

This one-day awareness course provides an understanding of mental health, recognition of signs and symptoms as well as the tools to proactively manage and support mental health issues.

This course covers:

Course cost £100.00 per person


Half-Day Mental Health Aware (MHFA England)

This half day awareness course introduces mental health and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions.

This course covers:

Course cost £75.00 per person


Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA England)

This two-day training for those working with or wanting to support young people with mental health problems provides certification for someone to be recognised and certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

Course cost £150.00 per person


Suicide First Aid Training (1 day)

Learn practical ways of responding appropriately and supporting someone in crisis in this 1-day course. The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety as a first aid approach.

This course is the UK’s only externally accredited suicide prevention programme, on the Regulated Qualification Framework, which is the UK’s National Qualification in Suicide Prevention.

This course discusses sensitive issues which may be triggering for some.

Course cost £250.00 per person

*The course can be accredited by City and Guilds for an additional fee of £85.00 per delegate.

Mental Health Awareness Training (4 hours)

Improve your awareness of mental health and develop skills to support others more effectively in this half day awareness course.

The training will introduce you to mental health and recognition of some of the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems. It also explores methods and tools for managing mental health and supporting others who may be experiencing mental health issues.

Course cost £75.00 per person 


Mental Performance Training (4 hours)

Maximise your productivity and reduce workplace stress with this unique half day course.

Initially developed for those in the sporting industry to help them achieve their peak performance, this training has been developed bespoke to Trust Links and has been adapted to suit those working in any professional environment.

Course cost £75.00 per person


Understanding Stress and Anxiety (4 hours)

This course provides a deeper dive into understanding the mechanisms that cause stress and anxiety and provides evidence based coping strategies to enable you to respond positively to stress in everyday life.

Course cost £75.00 per person

Stress and Anxiety Buster  (90 minutes)

This 90 minute  course provides an introduction to the biological processes associated with the body's natural stress response as well as some practical tips and techniques for promoting happy hormones and managing stress and anxiety and when it arises.

Course cost £35.00 per person

For more information on our Training packages or to book a place, please email;