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MST4Life Toolkit launched


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MST4Life Toolkit launched

MST4Life™ is a mental skills training programme in operation at St Basils for young people who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training). It uses evidence-based sports psychology techniques, normally used by elite athletes to improve performance, and is used in conjunction with employability programmes and those aimed at rebuilding confidence and self-belief. It was co-designed with and implemented by the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the The University of Birmingham.
Launching today, a toolkit is now available for free online.

The toolkit has been developed to expand the reach of mental skills training and strengths-based activities; providing an evidence-based tool for use in different sectors. It was introduced as part of a launch event at a symposium in November 2019.

The Toolkit has been designed to be used in a collaborative way between service users and providers, deciding together which tools are most relevant to them and co-producing goals and plans

In response to feedback from attendees at the launch event in November 2019, the team have also launched an accompanying toolkit guide, which will serve as support material to aid psychologically informed delivery of the toolkit.

A fully accessible version will be available via the below link before the end of January 2020.

Links and Downloads

MST toolkit guide (final)

The toolkit is also available to download from

MST toolkit (final)

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