Centre for Health and Social Research

A National and Sustainable Sports-Based Intervention to Promote Mental Health and Reduce the Risk of Mental Health Problems in Australian Adolescent Males

The aim of this project is to sustainably transform Australian community sports into a vehicle for the promotion of male mental health. Through an innovative, multi-level, multi-component intervention the project seeks to reduce the risk of mental health problems in adolescent males.

Research partners on the project include the Australian Sports Commission and the governing bodies of six of Australia’s most popular sports — Football Federation Australia, the Australian Football League, Cricket Australia, Swimming Australia, Tennis Australia and Basketball Australia — as well as the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program and The Black Dog Institute.