Sports psychologist Dr Stewart Vella from the Early Start Research Institute has found sport plays a huge part in mental health

By Desirée Savage
Updated November 17 2015 - 2:34pm, first published 2:30pm
TOP SPORT: Dr Stewart Vella found kids who drop out of organised sport increased their risk for mental health problems by up to 20 per cent. Picture: Supplied
TOP SPORT: Dr Stewart Vella found kids who drop out of organised sport increased their risk for mental health problems by up to 20 per cent. Picture: Supplied

A sports psychologist is out to improve the mental health of young men, one footy at a time. Dr Stewart Vella from the Early Start Research Institute will be talking about his research surrounding how playing sport can improve young people’s well-being at Wednesday evening’s ‘Uni in the Brewery’ series at The Illawarra Brewery in Wollongong.

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