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is now CLOSED

Our 2022 survey, launched in January, is now closed and we're crunching the numbers.


A massive thank you to our brilliant partners and sponsors, and to everyone who took part.


We'll be sharing the results at the active-net conference on

23 March 2022, and the summary report will be available to download for FREE from this website from then on.


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We are grateful to CIMSPA for partnering with us again on this research and to our fantastic new sponsors Myzone and Active IQ. Find out why they have stepped up to support this work below... 

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"CIMSPA welcomed the findings of the 2021 report. This insightful research was the first significant move to shed light on the mental health of professionals working in fitness and active leisure. We're delighted to be supporting the 2022 survey to continue to help the sector develop its approach to workplace mental health and support the wellbeing of the workforce."


Tara Dillon, CEO, CIMSPA

"The State of Mind Survey is an excellent initiative that we are very pleased to be supporting.  The leisure and activity sector plays a major role in helping members and participants access activity to support good mental health. However, it’s of paramount importance that the feelings and concerns of everyone working in this sector are also heard and acted upon."  

Jenny Patrickson, Active IQ Managing Director

CIMSPA, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active. Go to website.

Active IQ is a leading Ofqual-recognised awarding organisation for the physical activity sector. We design qualifications and high-quality resources that support clear career pathways, and lead the way in health, wellness and physical activity, championing industry standards at the highest level. Go to website.

"We are proud to sponsor this work as it's so important to the sector - we all need to be involved."


David Stalker, Myzone CEO - EMEA

Myzone is a wearable fitness tracker and online social platform that shows and rewards effort when you work out. It displays real-time heart rate, calories and intensity with five colour coded personalised zones and has a simple rewards-based metric called MEPs (Myzone Effort Points) that align with the WHO guidelines for physical activity.

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2021 Survey & Results


Our inaugural survey in January 2021 saw us survey the fitness and active leisure workforce to explore both individual and organisational perspectives and experiences of mental health - the first nation-wide research of its kind in the sector.


We heard from 1140 people and 81 organisations across a broad range of contexts.


And it was timely.


More than half of respondents reported that they experienced a mental health issue in the last 12 months and more than two thirds 'at some point'. You can download the report and recommendations for free - just fill in the form.


And if you're ready to sign The Good Work Pledge to commit your organisation towards a healthier culture click here. Who has already signed? Find out here.

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