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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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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Jonny Wilkinson – the physical and mental battle of a sporting hero

Nov 26, 13 Jonny Wilkinson – the physical and mental battle of a sporting hero

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Since the beginning of my sporting career I have experienced highs and lows but after riding a wave of success in my rugby career, my world came crashing down when I was hit by multiple injuries, which left me unable to compete in the game that is my entire life. It all came to a head in 2005, when after choosing to ignore the...

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Alan Quinlan – How I Tackled My Depression

Oct 22, 13 Alan Quinlan – How I Tackled My Depression

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“Life was good for rugby star Alan Quinlan as he prepared to set out on a Lions tour, but then he was guilty of a headline-grabbing eye-gouging incident, after which he went into a downward spiral and his marriage ended. Here he tells Donal Lynch how he has been battling back” THE semi-final of the Heineken Cup in 2009...

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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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