The AIS is introducing a Wellbeing Health Check (WHC) to assess the wellbeing culture of high performance sport.
To achieve sustained performance and success in elite sport, wellbeing must be prioritised. But it’s not enough to talk about wellbeing, we need to measure and track it.
The WHC is one of a series of steps being taken by the AIS to identify how successfully sports have integrated wellbeing initiatives and services into their high performance programs.
What the WHC involves
All HP athletes, coaches and staff will receive a confidential survey from the AIS as part of the WHC. The survey will measure how well athletes and staff are supported by their National Sports Organisation (NSO) when it comes to mental, cultural, and emotional wellbeing.
The survey has six key themes:
- mental health
- cultural values
- injury prevention and management
- selection and non-selection
- conduct and behavioural standards
- equality and inclusion.
A self-assessment report is also completed by each NSO.
- All current categorised athletes – all current able-bodied and para-athletes categorised as podium, podium ready, podium potential, developing or emerging.
- Previous categorised athletes – athletes who were categorised within 12 months of the survey commencement date, but who are now retired or no longer categorised.
- High performance (HP) staff – including coaches, high performance support staff members, administrative staff members and other NSO role-holders or representatives.