Project Details


The overall aim and vision of the ‘supporting Mental health through the ENTourage in high-performance Sport’ (MENTIS) project is to help
optimize mental health initiatives within European high-performance and talent development sports organizations. To this end, the project will develop new community-based interventions targeting the athlete entourage (i.e., coaches, support staff, significant others). More specifically, the objective is to develop evidence-based mental health educational resources and tools centred around three key pillars: (a) mental health literacy, (b) mental health ‘first aid’ competencies, and (c) mental health ‘self-care’ competencies. These educational
resources and tools will be developed, implemented, evaluated, refined, and eventually widely disseminated within the project lifespan. The project provides a direct added value within the EU context by focusing on the development of mental health competencies in the important, yet often overlooked, population of entourage members. As such, this project directly addresses the Erasmus+ horizontal priority for Sport: ‘Promoting education in and through sport’ and more specifically, the sub-priorities: ‘Supporting skills development in sport’ and ‘Promoting the quality of coaching and staff’.
Effective start/end date1/01/2331/12/24

Collaborative partners

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel - SMIT (Coordinator) (lead)
  • Loughborough University (Project partner)
  • Centre d'Alt Rendiment Sant Cugat (Project partner)
  • Sveriges Riksidrottsförbund (Project partner)
  • Comité Olympique Et Interfederal Belge ASBL - COIB (Project partner)
  • Institut National du Sport de l'Expertise et de la Performance (INSEP) (Project partner)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (Associate)


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