Dame Kelly Holmes Trust programmes around Wellbeing ensure that young people have the necessary tools and attitudes to ensure both physical and mental well-being. These programmes will include more interactive sessions that focus on physical activity to increase activity levels and physical and mental wellbeing.

Poor wellbeing among children and young people has been described as an epidemic and an "escalating crisis". Wellbeing issues in early teens, if not tackled early, can develop into more serious conditions, impacting on school results and opportunities later on in life.  Research shows that mental illness in young people often develops from age 14 onwards and the trends in terms of young people's mental, emotional, social and physical health are concerning 

These programmes have been specifically designed to address these issues and support young people to make sustainable changes to help them address poor wellbeing. 

With guidance from their athlete mentors, young people improve their self-belief, motivation and self-esteem, leading to more positive attitudes and behaviours. Successful relationships and being part of a community are key indicators of wellness and all our wellbeing programmes include social action projects that are delivered by young people within their local communities.

One way we will measure wellbeing is the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS). This is a scale of 14 positively worded items, designed to measure both the feelings and functioning aspects of positive mental wellbeing. For example, the scale includes items such as ‘I’ve been feeling optimistic about the future’, ‘I’ve been thinking clearly’ and ‘I’ve been interested in new things’. The end result is a score between 14 and 70, with a higher score indicating better wellbeing.

Programmes that fit under the Wellbeing theme are:

Get on Track for Wellbeing

On Track to Achieve for Wellbeing