It is estimated that one in four people will experience a mental health illness each year in the UK. For these people, the pressures and strains of life and work can act as a catalyst to mental health problems, with the most common being depression and anxiety.
The links between good physical health and mental health are well recognised. Physical activity such as judo can be very beneficial for mental health and wellbeing as well as bringing physical benefits.
If you have any questions about this please talk to the coaches.
The British Judo Association, along with over 150 organisations, has signed up to The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. To find out more information about The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation visit this link https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/policy/the-mental-health-charter.
The links below give guidance for clubs, coaches, players and friends: