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University of Nottingham Sport partners with Sporting Wellness


University of Nottingham Sport partner with Sporting Wellness

University of Nottingham Sport is delighted to announce a partnership with Sporting Wellness - a registered charity that provides free professional mental health support for all representative sportspeople aged 16 or over. Based in the United Kingdom, this partnership becomes their eighth official partnership with a university, and will ensure that performance athletes and scholars at the University of Nottingham have a completely independent avenue for professional support, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, alongside internal student services.

Sporting Wellness have expressed their delight to be working with one of the most premier sporting universities in the country with the University of Nottingham being the Times and Sunday Times, and Daily Mail Sports University of the Year for 2024. Sporting Wellness CEO, Callum Lea commented on the partnership: “It’s fantastic that such a top sporting institution such as the University of Nottingham wants to bolster their support offering to students and sees partnering with Sporting Wellness as a way to do that. As a charity, we want to ensure equality of access to professional mental healthcare for UK-based athletes, but we can’t do that without leading institutions, such as the University of Nottingham, setting the example and being proactive.”

University of Nottingham Sport's Assistant Director of Sport - Performance, Alex Perry also reflected on the partnership by saying "We are delighted to be able to partner with Sporting Wellness to provide mental health support to our student-athletes and performance sport teams. Supporting the mental health of our student-athletes is something we are very passionate about and this partnership will increase the levels of provision in this area that our identified student-athletes can receive whilst at university, further supporting them to achieve their ambitions. Sporting Wellness are at the forefront of providing accessible support for athletes across a wide range of sports and we are excited to work with them to provide more athletes with mental health provision."

You can find out more about Sporting Wellness by visiting their website here; Sporting Wellness.

Find out more about Performance Sport at the University of Nottingham by visiting our dedicated page here; Performance Sport
Posted on Tuesday 7th May 2024

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