2023 State of Mind Survey is Open
The third annual Fitness and Active Leisure Workforce State of Mind Survey is now open exploring the mental wellbeing of people at all levels of the workforce. Anyone who does paid work in the sector can take part here or click on the 'individual' button in the image below .
Employers in the sector are invited to take part as individuals and then take the employer questions too - the employer questions ask about organisational approaches to workplace mental health.
The survey is anonymous, takes about five minutes and the results and recommendations are shared for free from this website in March 2023. Thanks for taking part. Together, we'll make the sector a happier, healthier, safer and more productive place to work.
We are grateful to CIMSPA for partnering with us again on this research and to our fantastic supporters Active IQ, Alliance Leisure, Myzone and Les Mills. Find out below why they have stepped up to support this work below.
"We are very pleased be a partner to the State of Mind Survey for the third year running. Understanding how our people are feeling, through this valuable insight, is absolutely instrumental in the creation of a sector-wide culture that promotes happiness, health and prosperity."
Tara Dillon, CEO, CIMSPA
"Normalising conversations and helping to support more people with mental health is one of our top priorities at Active IQ. It’s vital that we continue research like this and encourage more leisure operators, personal trainers, fitness and wellbeing professionals to upskill with high-quality qualifications to enable them to support clients and communities where help is needed."
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.
"With nearly 6 in 10 leisure sector workers experiencing a mental health issue in the last 12 months we need to do more as an industry to protect mental wellbeing, raise awareness and provide help to those that need it.Alliance Leisure are therefore very proud to support the Workforce State of Mind Survey which aims to do just that."
Sarah Watts, CEO
Alliance Leisure works in partnership with UK leisure operators, delivering transformational projects that create engaging active environments and support healthy, happy and prosperous communities. Alliance Leisure has delivered hundreds of successful projects from fitness refurbishments and outdoor pitch resurfacing to large-scale developments that encompass entire leisure portfolios. In addition to development works, award-winning Alliance Leisure also supports leisure operators in the promotion of their facilities and services through its marketing and training brand TA6.
"The workforce is our sector’s biggest asset and we all have a responsibility, both on a personal level and on an employer level to look after each other. This State of Mind Survey provides actionable insight to help us all better understand and support the mental wellbeing of those around us. It provides vital insight and is a project Myzone is very happy to support.”
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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“Our mission at Les Mills is to create a fitter planet, not just physically but through mental wellness too. There’s no doubt exercise does wonders for your mental health, but so does talking. The more we invest in research and support for mental health, as an industry, we will become a stronger force in tackling these issues and normalising conversations that are so beneficial to have for a balanced and healthy mindset.”
Martin Franklin, CEO - Europe, Les Mills International
Les Mills is the global leader in group fitness and creator of 20 programmes available in leading fitness facilities around the world. Les Mills programmes include the world’s first group exercise resistance training workout BODYPUMP™, BODYCOMBAT™ (martial arts), RPM™ (indoor cycling), BODYBALANCE™ (yoga), LES MILLS GRIT™ (30-minute high-intensity interval training) and the revolutionary immersive cycle experience, THE TRIP™. Each workout is refreshed and updated with new choreography and music every three months.