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BSJU Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy

The purpose of this policy is for the BSJU to establish, promote and maintain the mental health and wellbeing of all members and staff participating in Shuai Jiao, and encourage members and staff to take responsibility for their own mental health and wellbeing.

The BSJU believes that the mental health and wellbeing of our members and staff is key to organisational success and sustainability.

The BSJU is committed:

  • to build and maintain a workplace environment and culture that supports mental health and wellbeing and prevents discrimination (including bullying and harassment)
  • to increase member and staff knowledge and awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues and behaviours
  • to reduce stigma around depression and anxiety during participation in Shuai Jiao
  • to facilitate member and staff active participation in a range of initiatives that support mental health and wellbeing.
This policy applies to all members and staff of the BSJU, including contractors and casual staff.

All BSJU members and staff are encouraged:

  • to understand this policy and seek clarification from management where required
  • to consider this policy while completing work-related duties and at any time while representing the BSJU
  • to support fellow workers in their awareness of this policy
  • to support and contribute to BSJU’s aim of providing a mentally healthy and supportive environment for all members and staff.
All BSJU members and staff have a responsibility:

  • to take reasonable care of their own mental health and wellbeing, including physical health
  • to take reasonable care that their actions do not affect the health and safety of other people participating in Shuai Jiao.
The BSJU Executive Board have a responsibility:

  • to ensure that all members and staff are made aware of this policy
  • to actively support and contribute to the implementation of this policy, including its goals
  • to manage the implementation and review of this policy.
The BSJU Executive Board will ensure that all BSJU members and staff:

  • have access to a copy of this policy as part of the membership application/renewal process
  • have access to this policy through this website
  • are informed when a particular activity aligns with this policy
  • are empowered to actively contribute and provide feedback to this policy
  • are notified of all changes to this policy.
Monitoring and Review
The BSJU Executive Board will review this policy {six/twelve} months after implementation and annually thereafter.

The effectiveness of the policy will be assessed through:

  • feedback from members and staff, the Health and Wellbeing Committee, and BSJU Executive Board
  • review of the policy by the BSJU and Executive Board and committee to determine if objectives have been met, and to identify barriers and enablers to ongoing policy implementation.
Member and Staff Involvement in Policy Development
All members and staff have an opportunity to review and comment on your the BSJU's policies. The BSJU Executive Board are committed to involving members in the development process, get their ideas, get their feedback and get our entire membership talking about mental health and wellbeing. The commitment and participation of our leadership is essential to creating a supportive, responsive and productive training environment that benefits everyone.

More Information

BSJU Member Services

  • Apply for Membership
    You can apply for membership of the BSJU, if you are a Shuai Jiao practictioner and an exponent of one (or more) of the five principle styles of Shuai Jiao, or if you practice Shuai Jiao as a component of your martial arts system (including wrestling, grappling, and throwing). On successful registration you will then become part of a global family with a history spanning some 4,000 years; and access to national, international, and world-level events.

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  • Safeguarding Standards
    The BSJU recognise that everyone has a responsiblity to keep themselves and others safe, and people involved in Shuai Jiao should know what to do if they have any concerns. The BSJU are working to support our members, parents, carers, and volunteers to safeguard children and adults at risk. The BSJU is committed to maintaining safeguarding best practice, reflecting our corporate responsibility to safeguard all participants, effectively.

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  • Renew Membership
    You need to renew your BSJU membership annually to remain an active member of the BSJU. It is important that you do not allow your membership to lapse, as you are expected to be insured and licensed, as a requirement of participaion in Shuai Jiao practice. Shuai Jiao, as a martial art, carries with it inherent risks of personal injury. Participants must have adequate insurance in place, which can be obtained through the BSJU membership process.

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  • Coaching Standards
    The BSJU recognise that Coaches (Instructors) play a critical role in the development of any sporting activity, and in the lives of the people that they coach. Our Coaches (Instructors) ensure that participation in Shuai Jiao is a positive experience aiming to ensure a high quality and safe approach to training. The BSJU Coach Development Programme (CDP) is delivered online and face-to-face, and designed for ‘teaching’ and ‘performance development’.

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  • DBS Check Service
    You can apply for a DBS check as part of the 'martial arts workforce' through our partner organisation: SCiMA Education Limited (SCiMA). Enhanced DBS check are required, as a condition of membership, for all Heads of Association, Coaches (Instructors), Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs), and people in a position of trust. The practice of Shuai Jiao will involve physical contact, and it is essential that ALL participants are safeguarded, appropriately.

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  • Policies and Guidance
    The BSJU policies and guidance reflect our key objectives to support participation and excellence in Shuai Jiao. Our policies and guidance comply with British legislation and regulations in relation to coaching, safeguarding, and equality. Our strategy redefines participation in Shuai Jiao, with a focus on five key outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development, and economic development.

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