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Alliance of Sport nominated for Not A Red Card award

The Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice has been named on the official shortlist for Legal & General’s Not A Red Card Awards 2019 in the ‘Collaboration Award’ category.

The Not A Red Card Awards celebrate organisations and individuals that have developed and implemented best practices around addressing mental health in the workplace.  The winners will be announced at the Not A Red Card Forum & Awards on 1st October at the Kia Oval, London.

Now in its second year, the Not A Red Card Awards received a fantastic number of high quality entries from a broad range of applicants. 

The judging panel brought together an outstanding group of mental health experts from across sport and business, from former professional footballer and PFA Chairman, Clarke Carlisle and Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive of Centre for Mental Health, to Antony Brown, CEO and Founder CBT Clinics. They praised the standard of entries and had some very tough decisions to make.    

The Alliance of Sport will now attend October’s ceremony in front of 200+ leaders and change-makers.

James Mapstone, Chief Executive of the Alliance of Sport, commented: “Mental health and crime and inextricably linked. That’s why, for example, we champion Trauma-Informed approaches that help staff working in Sport for Development to counteract the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences and guide participants towards a positive, crime-free life. 

“Ultimately our mission is to build a safer society through the use of sport in criminal justice and to support a reduction in violence, crime and reoffending.  

“We work across government to develop plans and programmes that support and empower those working on the front line. By building the evidence base, fostering collaboration and advancing policy and practice we positively impact on physical and mental wellbeing.” 

To see the full list of nominees and for more information about the Not A Red Card awards, click here. 

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