Sport and Physical Activity Workforce Mental Health Survey

October 19, 2018 | by Matt Halfpenny


To coincide with World Mental Health Day earlier this month, Edge Hill University and DOCIAsport have launched the UK’s first nationwide survey of the state of mental health in the sport and physical activity workforce.

The survey is intended for those who work or volunteer in a grassroots/community sport, high-performance sport, activity/lifestyle/recreation or education setting and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

The anonymous survey, supported by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, is open until 31 December 2018 and can be accessed at the project’s website:

The survey will be promoted by many major sporting and mental health organisations and will be discussed in Westminster in the coming weeks. Edge Hill hope to announce the results in Spring 2019, providing detailed data on the state of mental health in the sport and physical activity sector – overall, by sport, by job roles etc. It is hoped the findings will help inform the ways in which mental health of those who work in sport and physical activity can be best supported and promoted.

England Boxing recently launched ‘Box in Mind’ workshops, an initiative in partnership with Mind, to address the issue of mental health in boxing. The Box In Mind workshop is for anybody that has an interest in mental health in boxing.