The mental health of everyone involved in sport in the HE sector – on or off the field of play is a key area within the BUCS strategy and given focus through the work of the BUCS Inclusion Board as a part of our duty of care (along with equality, inclusion and disability sport). 
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. 

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