Sport Therapy for Mental Health and Wellbeing: Exploring changes in psychosocial and functional performance for children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy with 12 weeks of RaceRunning
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Kade Davison
Funding Amount: $55,964
Recipient: University of South Australia
Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) often experience feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression due to reduced independence, and participation with peers and in the community. Social participation and physical activity are both positively associated with better mental health and quality of life in these children.
RaceRunning is gaining status as a Parasport event and provides the opportunity for people with CP to participate in a structured internationally sanctioned sporting event to increase physical activity, social participation, physical function, and ultimately improve their psychosocial wellbeing.