Premier League tackling mental health

Jul 27, 15 Premier League tackling mental health

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By Dominic Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News. Mental health is still an issue that some people are reluctant to talk about despite the fact that one in four people will be affected in some way. So it may come as a surprise that the world of professional football – often seen as macho and tough – is taking the mental...

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How elite sport can be a lonely, isolating and vulnerable place

May 15, 15 How elite sport can be a lonely, isolating and vulnerable place

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Why does a top Premier League manager feel alone? How can you feel isolated, with no-one to turn to, in a bustling dressing room? Why can a jet-setting sporting lifestyle leave you feeling like a stranger in your own home? By Tom Reynolds for BBC Sport Elite sport can appear a privileged profession, a chance to live out the...

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Research Journal Paper: The relationship between athletic identity and problems of retirement from athletics in Iran

Sep 19, 14 Research Journal Paper: The relationship between athletic identity and problems of retirement from  athletics in Iran

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This is a research journal paper looking at sport retirement transition to a normal life and the problem`s that may arise and to be aware of when a career comes to an end. ABSTRACT Retirement from competitive sport is special kind of transition. Transition from competitive sport may be difficult process. Some researchers believe...

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Kerry footballer Colin Cooper – Lonely but well-worn road recovery from injury

Apr 29, 14 Kerry footballer Colin Cooper – Lonely but well-worn road recovery from injury

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At this moment in time, the road back for Colm Cooper is long. News of the Kerry forward’s anterior cruciate ligament injury was compounded on Wednesday morning when it was revealed that he was facing an even lengthier rehabilitation than initially anticipated due to the fact that he fractured his knee in the incident as...

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Facing Down an Injury

Apr 14, 14 Facing Down an Injury

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Five athletes who’ve confronted sports-related injuries with hope, wisdom and courage and come out stronger on the other side. by Nicole Radziszewski  Five years ago, running was my life. It was the perfect package of fitness, friendship and competition, all wrapped up in a shiny coat of endorphins. It was my therapy after the...

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