About Welfare in Sport
Welfare in Sport are a student-run campaign group which has existed for a number of years at the University. The overall aim of the group is to: help raise awareness of mental health within members of sports clubs and IMS teams, 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, including students at UoN, within any club. The support networks fostered in sports teams can be invaluable during these times - Welfare in Sport aims to focus on engaging clubs in allowing this to happen.
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.