Be Happy, Be Healthy,
Be a Better You
We recognise the important role that physical activity and sport can have in not only maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but also in supporting recovery from illness or injury.
We hope that by encouraging an open and inclusive atmosphere through our fitness offer and sports clubs that more people will feel able to join us, make friends and keep active during their time in Nottingham.
Club Welfare Officers
Each of 75 sports clubs has a Welfare Officer or representative on their commitee. You can view all of the club committees on their Student Union web page, which should be listed here or by messaging their Facebook or Instagram accounts. If you do not have any social media accounts, please email the Inclusive Sport Officer for contact details..
The Welfare Officers, who all receive training, are a good point of contact, if you have any questions about joining a club and/or require any kind of support.
It is important to state, that if you are struggling with your wellbeing or have any other issues that you want to raise, you can also approach a staff member for support.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Officers
This year we are trialling the introduction of EDI Officers or representatives on sports club committees. The EDI Officer shall be responsible for ensuring their student group activities are inclusive of all members' needs.
These Officers have received inclusion and liberation training and are also supported by the Students Union Liberation Officer, Sam Hawkins. If you have any questions around these roles, then please contact Ife Oyedeji or the Inclusive Sport Officer.
University Welfare Support
The University offers support for students across a wide number of areas, through internal services and external organisations. You can link in to support for the different areas through the HealthyU web pages:
Welfare in Sport
Welfare in Sport is 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 issues 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. 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.
You can read the club fact files, welfare pledges and find key signposting documents on their website
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Club Welfare Support
Following on from the Welfare Training Day, we are looking at what other training support we can offer clubs and IMS teams throughout the year and will confirm further details as soon as we can. Please feedback to the Disability Sport Officer if you have any requests for your club or team.
Staff (including the Disability Sport Officer, Club Development Coordinators and Head of Student Welfare) and Student Union Officers (including the Sports , Welfare and Liberation Officers) also support the clubs throughout year.
If you are a welfare officer or representative from a University Club, you can also request to join the Club Welfare Facebook Group. This page offers support, information and the latest information on welfare activities and events throughout the academic year.