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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Dreams to Dust: Life After Football for the Future Stars Who Never Quite Made It

Mar 13, 15 Dreams to Dust: Life After Football for the Future Stars Who Never Quite Made It

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Their prodigious footballing talents were spotted at an early age, and they were soon snapped up and attached to the biggest clubs writes Andy Mitten from United We Stand in the Bleacher Reports. They won professional contracts, sharing dressing rooms and bedrooms with some of the biggest names in world football. Some even played...

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Life after football: ‘Players need much more help’

Feb 03, 15 Life after football: ‘Players need much more help’

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A study which shows that over half of footballers suffer from a clinical level of psychological distress after being released from a club at a young age has led to further calls for improved after-care in the game as explained here by RTE Sport The study at Teeside University in England indicated that 55% of a sample of players...

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Bradley warns emerging stars of pitfalls that lie ahead

Dec 17, 14 Bradley warns emerging stars of pitfalls that lie ahead

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Former Arsenal protege opens his heart about mistakes that made for an unfulfilled career: Stephen Bradley’s scars have healed – both the physical and the emotional ones by  Garry Doyle in the www.independent.ie Now a retired footballer who has turned his eye to coaching and scouting, the very personal story Bradley tells...

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Former Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie speaks out about depression

Oct 15, 14 Former Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie speaks out about depression

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Former England and Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie believes the key to beating depression can be as simple as just talking to someone. Hendrie, who tried to commit suicide following the end of his footballing career, financial problems and the breakdown of his marriage, was a guest on Sky Sports News HQ’s ‘Morning View’ on World...

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