We promote evidence based decision making, policy, strategy and programming in sport and active recreation. We are an active partner providing support and input into a range of research projects and advisory groups across the industry.
The following research portals and hubs provide Victoria’s sport and active recreation industry with a wide range of relevant information and contemporary research.
VicHealth - How to select mental health program providers for sports clubs
VicHealth has provided evidence-based tips on selecting mental health program providers for sports clubs, leagues and associations.
- Providing mental health programs to participants in sports clubs, leagues and associations is vital to the health and wellbeing of our communities.
- Monash University research shows there is a wide range of mental health and wellbeing program providers working with sporting organisations.
- However, the findings show that the sector is largely unregulated, with program providers offering differing services of varying quality.
- VicHealth has developed a toolkit designed to help sports organisations select the right provider and deliver the best possible mental health and wellbeing program to participants.
You will find a list of providers offering mental health and wellbeing support to community sports clubs in Victoria here. Please note that VicHealth and Vicsport do not endorse any providers on this list.
VicHealth’s Be Healthy blog: Ten go-to mental health organisations for young people
Reboot Sport blog: 4 Steps to Reboot Mental Health through Sport
AFL and Orygen guidelines: What works for mental health in sporting teams
Head to Health advice: https://headtohealth.gov.au/