13 June, 2023
We are undertaking a research project where we are seeking to better understand the perspectives that high-performance athletes (i.e. athletes competing at national or international level) and their whanau have of the mental health support that athletes currently receive.
Currently, we know little about what athletes need from their own perspective. What we do know often comes from numbers of mental ill health services provided to athletes, to paint a picture of what athletes are experiencing. Instead, this research will give athletes, and their family/whānau, the chance to tell their lived experiences and perspectives and we will ensure that athletes’ voices can guide future athlete well-being initiatives.
The study asks participants to complete a completely anonymous 15-minute online survey. This means that answers will not be identified in any way and will not be shared with your sporting organisation(s) (i.e. your answers are anonymous).
If you would like to participate or would like to know more about the study, please click https://aut.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_71Zs2cHA9vJudwi
Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone that may be interested in participating.
Connor Silvester, Dr Liesje Donkin, Professor Patria Hume and Dr Trevor Clark
Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology
Approved by the Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee on the 31st of May 2023, AUTEC Reference number 23/118.