Wellbeing Science Institute

Certificate in
Elite Sport Mental Health

Become an Elite Sport Mental Health Coach.

The world’s first Elite Sport Mental Health training program focused on Mental Health Promotion and preventing mental ill-health by focusing on the environment and what it means for individuals to be mentally healthy.

This sport specific training course will allow you to turn your passion for elite sport and mental health into a rewarding career. 

Don’t wait until problems happen that force you to respond, instead develop a strategy and programmes focused on preventing them happening in the first place.

Become one of the first professionals in the world to undertake this unique, evidence-based mental Health training that equips athletes, coaches and officials with skills for life. 

About the course

Welcome to a ground-breaking journey in elite sports mental health.

This intensive 4-month course, meticulously designed and unique in its approach, will empower you to become a catalyst for positive change, ensuring the wellbeing and peak performance of the athletes, coaches and staff under your care. 

Take a deep dive into a world-class curriculum, rooted in Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems, Haslam’s Social Identity, Keyes Dual Continuum approach and emerge with the expertise to create

a whole of organisation mental health strategy and develop customised, proactive mental HEALTH action plans for your athletes, coaches and staff.

The depth and breadth of course topics reflect the reality, nature and complexity of elite sport mental health including psychological safety and managing psycho-social risks.

Unlike many courses we don’t skim across important topics, instead we drill down to ensure your knowledge and skills are deep, not superficial.

Who should attend?

Our program is for those people who want to become leaders in their field, who want to inspire others to live a purposeful, flourishing life. We believe this mindset is not simply a cause, it’s more of a calling.  It’s one thing to say you’re passionate about mental health, it’s quite another to make a commitment to becoming an elite sport mental health professional.

The program is designed for athletes, coaches, officials, safeguarding staff + player care staff, player development and wellbeing specialists, psychologists, counsellors, educators and sports chaplains.

The program is designed for those who already work in the sport sector, or at a minimum, have an elite/professional sport organisation that they can work with during the program.

We make no apologies for the fact that our program is challenging and demanding but it is at the same time highly satisfying and rewarding and will give you the best possible chance of making a big impact in your sporting team and organisation.


Develop an Elite Sport Mental Health Toolkit

Develop a comprehensive Mental health Toolkit for your sporting organisation that includes the following:

• A Mental health strategy for your organisation

• An Ecological systems mental health practitioner guide

• Best Practice Guide to “Working with Mental Health Professionals 

• A Mental HEALTH Training Program

• Impact Measurement tools for your Mental Health Program

• Design of Customised Mental HEALTH Plans

• Coaching Skills for Mental HEALTH

• Guidelines for Educating Coaching Staff on Complete State Mental Health

• Guidelines for working with Coaching Staff on Mental HEALTH

• Supporting change efforts at the Individual & team and organisational level

Delivery Schedule

Course dates

Our courses are offered as a first-come-first-serve basis. Enrol now to secure your spot.


Name Intake Commences Intake Concludes Cost
2024 ESMH 1 28/05/2024 16/12/2024 $3,000.00
2024 ESMH 2 10/09/2024 31/03/2025 $3,000.00