Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for the best experience on this site, additional security, and speed.

Update browser

Mental health and wellbeing

Exercise and physical activity have been shown to be beneficial for people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Being more active can help to reduce the risk of depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s in adults, and enhance psychological wellbeing by improving self-esteem and reducing anxiety levels.

At the other end of the spectrum, we are looking at the wellbeing of elite athletes who experience high levels of stress both in training and competing in their sport.


Read more about our research projects

Find out more

Read more about the impact our research is having

Find out more