Welfare in Sport is a campaign group which has existed for a number of years at the University. The overall aim of the project is to help raise awareness of mental health issues within members of sports clubs, remove barriers for students participating in sport, and to provide a platform for sports clubs at UoN to improve welfare support for all their members.
People from all backgrounds and in all walks of life experience mental health difficulties. Many students will have times of stress or loneliness during their studies, and a further number will be diagnosed with mental illness. The support networks and friendship groups that are fostered in sports teams can be invaluable during these times and can help you to not feel so alone.
The connection between physical and mental health is well documented, however mental distress can produce a large barrier to participation in activity for those who would benefit from it most. We hope that by encouraging an inclusive atmosphere in our sports clubs and educating those in leadership roles, more people will feel able to join us, make friends and keep active during their time in Nottingham.
On this page you'll find updates about what we're doing, how you can get involved, and what is coming next for the campaign.
To find out more about the campaign and what we’re up to, check out our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages – and look out for our Committee on campus. We’re always open to new ideas so if you have any comments or concerns please contact us and let us know how we can help!