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Collaborative Health & Mind Programme (CHAMPS)

10 days
September 2024

CHAMPs is a specialist mental health advocacy course that establishes confidence and competence. The course helps in setting personal and professional boundaries. Created in partnership with ex-professional footballer Clarke Carlisle.

Why study with us

  • The course is built around practical application. It's relevant to modern sporting, higher education and workplace environments.
  • It was developed in partnership with Clarke Carlisle and his wife Carrie. Both are active mental health campaigners.
  • This unique course is fully accredited by the University. It will allow you to support and signpost colleagues towards the relevant support.
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Ex-professional footballer Clarke Carlisle and his wife Carrie.
Ex-professional footballer Clarke Carlisle and his wife Carrie.

What you'll do

  • Develop an understanding of common mental health conditions, interventions and recommend the appropriate support.
  • You'll develop practice-based skills. These will help you to engage effectively with people who are experiencing a deterioration in their mental wellbeing.
  • Develop a skill set focussed on health beliefs, determinants, communication skills and resilience.


Each module is delivered in a 5 day block, for a total of 10 days.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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