Forces in Mind Trust is delighted to award a grant of £183,500 to the Invictus Games Foundation, to explore the long-term impact of sport participation through an examination of the Invictus Games (IG), and to identify best practices to support the long-term well-being of serving and ex-Service personnel who are wounded, injured and sick (WIS).
The four-year project, entitled Beyond the Finish Line, will assess whether the competitors’ well-being improves significantly compared to non-competitors, and measure the duration of the difference.
The study will involve approximately 300 participants, split evenly between competitors and non-competitors from all participating nations. After completing an initial questionnaire, participants will complete online questionnaires at six additional time-points.
The study will also assess different nations’ strategies for promoting competitor well-being, to enable the sharing of best practices with other programmes. This additional element of the research will focus on the Nation staff, e.g team leaders, coaches, physiotherapists, support staff etc. (Forces in Mind Trust, Cobseo News, 15th February 2018)