Community sport and young people’s wellbeing in disadvantaged areas

  

Lessons from one community sport organisation’s evaluation.

…Given that many young people take part in sport on a regular basis and being active is proven to contribute to positive wellbeing, it makes sense to explore what role, if any, structured sport can play in protecting and improving young people’s mental health…

…In total, a sample of 184 participants from five areas completed both a baseline and follow-up WEMWBS questionnaire.  The results showed that in each project, there was a higher percentage of participants with ‘high wellbeing’ scores and a lower percentage of participants with ‘low wellbeing’ scores from baseline to follow-up…

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