Special Issue "Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Sport Workforce"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2020).
Numerous anecdotal and media reports have highlighted the prevalence of mental health and wellbeing issues within sport and exercise settings. While scientific research has focused on the athlete, other key individuals in the sport, exercise, and physical activity workforce have to date been overlooked. Many of these individuals are forced to deal with the often uncontrollable, unpredictable, complex, and nonlinear nature of sport, which can subject them to significant stressors. These stressors may contribute to high stress levels, burnout, and critical health situations, such as depression. Occupational health research has highlighted that excessive exposure to stress can led to emotional exhaustion and withdrawal from sport. Attrition is a major issue facing individuals in the sport workforce, as many work long hours with little reward or recognition. Similarly, many sports organisations do not have the resources or expertise to support those employed in their industry. Despite some growing awareness of the mental health and wellbeing in sport, there is still a dearth of empirical literature in this area.
This Special Issue seeks papers related to mental health and wellbeing of all those involved in the sport and exercise workforce, including coaches, officials, strength and conditioning professionals, service providers, administrators and organisations/associations (from community to elite levels). The primary focus is on two main areas of interest: (1) factors impacting the mental health and wellbeing of individuals in the workforce, and (2) evidence-based interventions aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing.
Dr. Fraser Carson
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- Mental health
- Sport industry