Mental Health & Wellbeing | Equality, Diversity & Inclusion | Badminton Scotland

We know that sport and physical activity can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health and wellbeing (Sport in Mind). We also know that, in some cases, sport can have an adverse effect on an individual’s mental wellbeing, particularly in a performance setting, or because of an injury.

Being physically active is important for our mental health, but physical activity and sport is particularly important if you have a mental health problem (SAMH [Scottish Action for Mental Health]). This is because people with mental health problems are more likely to:

  • Have a poor diet
  • Smoke or drink too much alcohol
  • Be overweight (this could be a side effect of taking medication)
  • Have a poor sleep routine, for example, can’t sleep too long (which can significantly impact wellbeing)

We want everyone in our community to feel comfortable talking about mental health and wellbeing, and to know where to go to get help. You are not alone. It’s okay not to be okay.

Why is badminton good for your mental health? Find out here!

Badminton Scotland is a proud signatory of the SAMH Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport. We encourage all clubs to find out more about the Club & Community charter, and ensure that having a mental health issue is not a barrier to participating and excelling in badminton.