BUCS recognises that sport and activity in both HE and broader society has a multiple relationship with good and bad mental health, including:
- Proactive / Preventative – taking part in sport and physical activity is proven as an important contributor to wellbeing
- Reactive – sport and physical activity can through “social prescription” help people recover from poor mental health
- Cause – in some environments – including BUCS sport in the wider HE context – the pressure of performing in sport can make people vulnerable to poor mental health.
Read the full report in the document.