PhD scholarship on mental health benefits of adventure: Leeds Beckett University, UK

iStock_000022338703_DoubleIn England the cost of psychological health issues is £70-100 billion. Sport England recently noted that despite the widespread belief that adventure is only linked to risk-taking personalities, over 58% of the UK population enjoy outdoor adventure activities. Over 92% of those surveyed reported that participation enhanced wellbeing. Adventure has the potential to be a viable element of the nation’s wellbeing promotion and illness prevention strategy for a range of psychological (and physical) wellbeing measures. This study will use an interdisciplinary approach to map and measure the wellbeing benefits of outdoor adventure activities to test intervention principles.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. E. Brymer.

Tel: +44 (0)113 8123528

E.Brymer@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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