Mental health and well-being of men in prison

David Woods, Gavin Breslin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


In this chapter two programmes, the Active Choices Rugby Programme and
State of Mind Sport will be described. Both were aimed at enhancing mental
well-being of prisoners through either physical activity participation in rugby
or via mental health awareness educational content. The aims of the chapter
are: to provide an insight into the specific challenges to mental well-being
faced within the prison environment; to outline how sporting interventions
can be used to help tackle these challenges; to present a reflexive account
of implementing and evaluating sport based interventions within the unique
prison environment; and to provide researchers and practitioners alike with
what lessons have been learned, with the hope that it will help shape future
research, theory and practice in this growing area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMental health and well-being interventions in sport: research theory and practice
EditorsGavin Breslin, Gerard Leavey
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781003291695
ISBN (Print)9781032271835
Publication statusAccepted - 14 Mar 2024

Publication series

NameRoutledge Psychological Interventions


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