British Canoeing

12/02/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/02/2019 04:38

Coaching Diploma Graduate Wins Best Student Project

Jan-Peter, a British Canoeing Coaching Diploma graduate, has recently won the prize for best student project on the Stirling MSc Performance Coaching Programme.

His project explored how coaches can promote athlete mental health and well-being. He designed and validated a mental well-being training programme for coaches. The programme aimed to improve the coaches awareness and understanding, and provide them with resources to approach the issues with their athletes. The development and validation of the mental well-being training programme is timely in that it strongly corroborates with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) consensus statement on mental health. The IOC suggests that coaches and athletes ought to be well endowed with relevant information with a view to empowering them so that they understand the significance of creating an environment that provides support to the mental well-being of the athletes.

This is the fourth year a Coaching Diploma graduate has won the best student project, click here to read more. This is a credit to the calibre of students we have had through the Coaching Diploma programme and to their learning and development and is a great achievement for the Coaching Diploma graduates.

If you are interested in joining the next Coaching Diploma Cohort, please click here to find out more.