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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Irish cricketer John Mooney’s talks about his battle with depression

Sep 16, 14 Irish cricketer John Mooney’s talks about his battle with depression

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Ireland cricketer John Mooney has given a candid interview to  RTÉ’s Game On about his struggle with depression. He details his battle and how he struggled to deal with an early-life trauma, turning to drink and getting into trouble as a teenager. It all came to a head earlier this year when Ireland were on tour in the Caribbean....

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Mental health and elite sport: Combating stigma of mental illness

Dec 04, 13 Mental health and elite sport: Combating stigma of mental illness

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NZ Rugby Players’ Association says eye-opening poll of former players proof that education needed to show a healthy mind just as important as a fit body. All the great sporting franchises, teams, sportsmen and women are constantly looking for an edge; the small percentages that add up to big gains. This week and last, the The...

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Why sport needs to talk about its mental health secrets

Oct 09, 13 Why sport needs to talk about its mental health secrets

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Matt Slater from BBC Sport discusses Life after sport and how difficult and challenging the transition can be from ” Weekly Sports Star to Normal Joe Sub” It is a very knowledgeable and eye opener read. Links to articles and pictures can be found at the bottom of page.       “I only felt pain – being numb...

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