Mental health and wellbeing support in sport: tips for selecting a provider

Justen O'Connor, Ruth Jeanes, Christine Grove, Karen Lambert, Nadia Bevan, Hayley Truskewycz

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Abstract

Is your sports organisation planning to provide mental health and wellbeing programs to participants? Have you engaged mental health and wellbeing providers to deliver training or health promotion programs in the past?

If the answer is yes, thank you, your commitment to the mental health and wellbeing (MHW) of your community is vital. Selecting the right provider will enable you to deliver the best possible program to your members.

A new review of MHW support in community sport by VicHealth and Monash University shows there is a wide range of providers in the sector. However, whilst these organisations play a valuable role in developing positive MHW, the sector remains largely unregulated with providers offering a multitude of differing services of varying quality. This can be challenging for sporting clubs, leagues
and associations to navigate.

This summary provides recommendations to help sporting clubs, leagues and associations to select a provider offering safe and effective programs.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVicHealth
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationMelbourne Vic Australia
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Mental health
  • sport
  • club
  • provider
  • wellbeing
  • health

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