Mental Wellbeing


The Women in Adventure Mental Wellbeing Survey was launched in October 2017 to investigate the association between the outdoors and mental wellbeing in women.

About the survey

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.

Our 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.


Download the full report

Please fill out the form below to download the results of our Mental Wellbeing survey. For further insight into the data within this report, or more information on how to work with Women in Adventure, please get in touch. 

2017 Survey - Results Download (Updated)
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Survey Partners

Our Mental Wellbeing Survey was co-created with Dr. Ruth Farrar: Director of Shextreme and Senior Lecturer in Creative Media & Enterprise at Bath Spa University. Shextreme believes it’s time for more real, inspiring and empowering films are made about women in adventure and their mental wellbeing.

The following organisations also helped with the distribution and promotion of the survey. They have all pledged to act upon the results.