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The impact of sport and active recreation programs in an Indigenous Men’s Shed

  • Description
    This exploratory study examines Indigenous mens’ participation in a sport and active recreation program in an Indigenous Men’s Shed in partnership with local providers in a remote Australian township. The study employs a qualitative case study approach and considers the perspectives of the Shed coordinator, nine Shed members, two healthcare workers, two program delivery coordinators and one community sport and recreation coordinator. The research design includes semi-structured interviews and yarning circles (focus groups). This study has confirmed the importance of sport and active recreation programs in enhancing the social connectedness, health and wellbeing of an Indigenous community.
  • Regions in scope
    Remote areas
  • Funding entity
  • Research/evaluation entity
    Griffith University
  • Status
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  • Categories
    Social and emotional wellbeing