Mental Health Champion Training – Invitation to Tender

Mental Health Champion Training – Invitation to Tender

In October 2018 UK Sport designed and communicated a mental health strategy for the High Performance System, focused on 4 key pillars: (i) education, (ii) provision, (iii) communication and (iv) assurance.

Contract summary

Industry

    • Development consultancy services – 73220000
    • Health training services – 80561000
    • Health services – 85100000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£10k – £100k

Published date

24 September 2019

Closing date

24 October 2019

Contract start date

01 December 2019

Contract end date

31 December 2023

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

In October 2018 UK Sport designed and communicated a mental health strategy for the High Performance System, focused on 4 key pillars: (i) education, (ii) provision, (iii) communication and (iv) assurance. As of January 2019 a Mental Health Team, housed in the English Institute of Sport Limited (a subsidiary company of UK Sport), has been tasked with delivering on that mental health strategy. With regards to the education strand a sport specific mental health awareness workshop was developed that focused on understanding and talking about MH, looking after self and supporting others, and responding to real life concerns. This educational workshop has now been delivered to over 75% of the funded Olympic and Paralympic Sports in the High Performance system. Over the course of the next cycle (2020-2024) the education strand of the mental health strategy will focus on the development of a network of Mental Health Champions (within sports and centrally within the English Institute of Sport and UK Sport), which will build on the understanding from the mental health awareness workshops with enhanced knowledge, and application of core skills and competencies relating to mental health. The champions will not only receive an enhanced training programme, they will also benefit from ongoing supervision and support with reflections and best-practice sharing throughout the mental health champions network.
UK Sport invites Tenders for the provision of developing and delivering an appropriate training programme for Mental Health Champions, and the ongoing supervisory support for Mental Health Champions post-training across the Olympic cycle (beginning January 2020). Mental Health Champion training will be provided for identified individuals from across the high performance system, including staff, athletes and stakeholders associated with each sport’s World Class Programme (WCP), the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and UK Sport (“the Services”) in accordance with this ITT and the attached documents.

Suppliers wishing to tender must register their expression of interest by emailing rebecca.cole@uksport.gov.uk and james.bell@uksport.gov.uk by 16:30 on 08.10.2019 along with any clarification questions they may have in accordance with paragraph 8 of this ITT.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Simon Fountain

Address

21 Bloomsbury Street
LONDON
WC1B3HF
England

Email

rebecca.cole@uksport.gov.uk

 

Other information

Attachments

Contract

Standard Contract.doc

ITT

INVITATION TO TENDER (Mental Health Champions) 24.9.19.docx

Supplier wishing to Tender must register their expression of interest by emailing rebecca.cole@uksport.gov.uk and james.bell@uksport.gov.uk by 16:30 on 8 October 2019, along with any clarification questions.

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.