What is ‘Ahead of the Game’?
Ahead of the Game is a newly developed program to improve youth mental health through community sport. It targets adolescent male mental health by engaging with the whole community around the local sports club.
It involves a series of different programs which have been designed with input from young male athletes, coaches, and families in the Illawarra region.
Want to hear about the study results?
We have finished recruitment for the research study of how Ahead of the Game sought to help local clubs to improve mental health knowledge and to prevent or reduce the impact of mental health problems in adolescent males. We are still finalising all the data analysis, but you can acces preliminary results now. Keep an eye out for updates in the future.
Ahead of the Game was run in local sports clubs across several sporting codes, for adolescent males aged 12-17 years.