An Introduction

Women in Adventure is an independent research-based organisation focused on empowering women through the sharing of information, inspiration and advice.

In 2017 Women in Adventure launched a survey to investigate the association between the outdoors and mental wellbeing in women. As a community, instinctively we know that being outside is good for the soul – it makes us feel alive. However, at the time the survey launched, we felt that there was a lack of accessible information investigating how and to what extent the outdoors impacts the lives of women who participate in adventure sports. We want to change this.


– To educate and inform individuals about the benefits of the outdoors.

– To help businesses and individuals gain funding for existing and future initiatives related to mental wellbeing.

– To help steer the industry and brands towards positive change, promoting and encouraging better mental wellbeing.

– To open and encourage conversation about mental wellbeing and the outdoors.

Women in Adventure’s Mental Wellbeing Survey was launched in October 2017 at Shextreme Film Festival and ran until January 2018. In this time it received over 2,700 responses and hundreds of personal stories. 

The results of our Mental Wellbeing Survey are now available.