“Depression, Injury & Fitness Caused Me To Retire Playing For England” Reveals Rio Ferdinand

Sep 30, 13 “Depression, Injury & Fitness Caused Me To Retire Playing For England” Reveals Rio Ferdinand

Posted by in Depression, Retirement

I know that people presume that footballers have everything that is possible needed and the world at their feet, but at the end of the day these people are just humans likes us all and at times their bodies and minds will break down just as it could do to any of us. To be honest these sports people are properly under more pressure...

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It’s not just players who suffer from burn-out in GAA

Sep 30, 13 It’s not just players who suffer from burn-out in GAA

Posted by in Burnout, Featured

I have been looking for a good write up on burnout in GAA for players and managers over the last while and I came across this great piece that was wrote for “The Southern Start, A paper based in Cork. It doesn’t indicate who the author is but it gives a exceptional insight in to what is happening to players and managers...

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Jo Mersh – The After Life of an Athlete

Sep 30, 13 Jo Mersh – The After Life of an Athlete

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Jo Mersh was a World Championship Bronze medallist, a former British Record Holder, ex-adidas pin-up girl, and even performed her own songs on stage to Lord Coe and Daley Thompson, she modeled for Stella McCartney, and played football with David Beckham. As Jo explains “I was a somebody”. But 16 years after beginning  a...

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Living with Depression: A GAA Footballer’s Story

Sep 28, 13 Living with Depression: A GAA Footballer’s Story

Posted by in Depression, Featured

Living with Depression: A GAA Footballer’s Story   Here is a excellent article from www.gaa.ie  about Cavan Gaelic Footballer Alan O`Mara who this year was so brave to come out and talk about his battle with “Depression and Anxiety”.  It is an incredible and insightful look in to what kind of problems and...

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Football Suicide Secrets

Sep 23, 13 Football Suicide Secrets

Posted by in Anxiety, Depression

  Excellent documentary of Chairman of the Professional Footballers Association Clarke Carlisle who  investigates depression in the sport and the impact of stress off the field, reflecting on the death in 2011 of Wales`s then manager Gary Speed. The ex – Northampton Town defender talks to the Speed Family, young players and...

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