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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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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STUDY: Mental Illness in Professional Football

Apr 03, 14 STUDY: Mental Illness in Professional Football

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FIFPro, the World Footballers’ Association, announced results of an international study revealing the extent of Mental Illness in Professional Football. More than 300 current and former professional players and six national unions participated. The following summary is divided in five parts: 1) background and objective of the...

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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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Lend An Ear Sport – 6 issues that are a “Rising Problem” in Sport

Nov 29, 13 Lend An Ear Sport – 6 issues that are a “Rising Problem” in Sport

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It`s no secret that over the last few years we have seen an increase in to the following problems in sport –     Depression Anxiety Burnout Gambling Psychology issues when injured Retirement “If you’re suffering, if you feel like your back is against the wall, just say it to someone, even the dog.”...

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