Dear Coaches,

My name is Clíona O’Leary and I am an MSc Student at University College Dublin, working with Dr James Matthews, in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Sciences.

We are conducting a research study exploring sport coaches’ understanding of depression and the coach’s role in supporting young people’s mental health.

We believe this is an important topic to explore so we have a better understanding as to how to support young people.

To do this, we are inviting you to complete a short anonymous questionnaire, which will take 15 -20 minutes of your time. The study has received ethical approval (LS-18-16) from the University.

Sport Ireland Coaching have kindly agreed to circulate this email on our behalf.

We would be very grateful if you would participate in the study. To access it please click on the line below and complete the questionnaire.

Please find here the participant information:

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me ( ) or Dr James Matthews, ( ).

Thank you in advance for your time.

Best wishes