Following the publication of two independent reports looking into the effects of the Covid19 pandemic on sport and wellbeing in further education colleges across Wales, our webinar how a better understanding of the connection between activity and wellbeing is needed in delivery and evaluation settings.
We're grateful to Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden MS, for her valuable input during the session.
Wellbeing insight, FE sports learners and the recovery from Covid19 - supporting the future of Welsh Sport
This research identified a need to re-engage with young people and the future workforce in sport, due to missed opportunities for coaching and volunteering during the pandemic. The report also looked at the return to sport and the negative impact on the number of girls currently enrolling and participating on sports programmes. There is now a clear need to specifically focus on promoting female competitive sport.
The value to learners of Active Wellbeing in FEI in Wales
This research found that active wellbeing has many potential benefits and that it could be used as a sustainable preventative mental health model. The findings suggest that an inclusive, person-centred approach and communication are key to ensuring the wellbeing of both learners and staff across FE colleges in the future.