About Welfare in Sport
We are a well-established 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.
What Welfare in Sport does is simple and important: raises awareness about the importance of sport for maintaining positive mental health, and also encourages the 70+ UoN sport clubs to support their members in terms of their wellbeing and mental health.
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.
For 2020-21, our aim is to branch out to involve IMS, SB and Medics' clubs in signing pledges - the addition of a 5th Club Liaison Officer to our committee aims to achieve this. We also aim to set up focus groups amongst welfare officers of each club, to share ideas and form links between teams.
Committee 2020-21Chair: Issy Walker (Sailing)Vice Chair: Grace Owen (Handball)Gen Sec: Francis Perumatantri (Men's Hockey)Treasurer: Yasmin King (Kayak/ Athletics)Social Media Sec: Ella Wyrwas (Women's Rugby)Events Officers: Sean Nolan (Squash), Meg Baxter (Water Polo)Club Liaison Officers: Ollie Coulson (Rowing), Megan Jones (Korfball), Martha Lee (Polo), Dom Frost (Swimming) & Max Lenoir (Medics' Rugby)
For more information, and to get your club involved, drop us a message on Instagram or Facebook!
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