May 16, 2018

Positive mental wellbeing

Mental well-being is high on everyone's agenda and rightly so. One in four people experience a mental health problem every year - so this is something that could affect anyone at any time.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance, and the mental health charity Mind developed the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation.

Archery GB is proud to announce that we are now signatories to the charter and committed to using the power of sport to help tackle the stigma behind mental health. You can read more about the charter by visiting the Sport and Recreation Alliance website.

By being involved in archery, whether sociably or competitively, as a volunteer, judge or as part of a work party, there are positive outcomes for the individual, clubs and more widely Archery GB and society.

A World Archery article on the health benefits of archery included many items that are associated with mental wellbeing - control, patience, staying calm, relaxing and socialising. Archery is a inclusive sport and we need to show how it can play a part in helping promote a positive mental well-being.

Further information and guidance is available here.

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