Keeper reveals depression affected Pompey career

Jul 08, 14 Keeper reveals depression affected Pompey career

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John Sullivan cuts a dejected figure after conceding against York Picture: Joe Pep   The kit room in the depths of the Abbey Stadium served as a sanctuary, but for John Sullivan there was to be no more hiding.   Cambridge United was meant to offer a temporary haven from a Pompey career drawing its final rasping breath....

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Research Essay: Depression in sport

Jun 26, 14 Research Essay: Depression in sport

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The streets of Kelly Holmes’ hometown in Kent, UK, were lined with more than 40 000 people in September, 2004, waiting to welcome home their hero. Holmes, the winner of the 800 m and 1500 m track gold medals at the Athens Olympics, is the first Briton in more than 80 years to achieve the Olympic middle-distance double. Later...

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Niall Quinn: Governing bodies need to get to grips with addiction problem

Jun 08, 14 Niall Quinn: Governing bodies need to get to grips with addiction problem

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Niall Quinn insists it’s time Irish sporting bodies got to grips with the addiction problems that have become the norm writes Michael Scully.  Quinn has seen former team-mates fall into the trap of addiction and admits he was lucky to have a support structure in place to prevent him doing the same. It’s why he spoke from the heart...

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PLAY IN MY BOOTS – GAA launches new mental fitness health pack to support players’ emotional wellbeing

Apr 26, 14 PLAY IN MY BOOTS – GAA launches new mental fitness health pack to support players’ emotional wellbeing

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The ‘Play in my Boots’ campaign  is an mental health initiative by the GAA to help and educate players and coaches about the important of “Mental Fitness”  in a sporting language that is familiar to them . Using the term ‘mental fitness’ to emphasise the positive nature of mental wellness, the packs also aim to remind...

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Waterford hurling star Wayne Hutchinson opens up about his battle with depression

Apr 09, 14 Waterford hurling star Wayne Hutchinson  opens up about his battle with depression

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Waterford hurling star Wayne Hutchinson  opens up about his battle with depression Tuesday, March 18th 2014. I wake up to a beautiful morning as the sunshine streams through the blinds in my bedroom. I’m lying in bed, tears streaming down my cheeks, but I’m not asking myself ‘what’s wrong with me?’ For years, I did just that,...

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Depression Highly Prevalent In Footballers

Apr 03, 14 Depression Highly  Prevalent In Footballers

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Symptoms relating to depression and anxiety are highly prevalent among professional footballers, according to a new mental health study released today by the World Footballers’ Association FIFPro. The research conducted by FIFPro’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vincent Gouttebarge found 26% of active professional...

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