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Common Mental Health Conditions

Sometimes, we can have an unrealistic view of what it means to be mentally unwell. Stereotypes, misinformation, and exaggerated portrayals of individuals with mental illness across films and media can all lead to imagery of straight-jackets. But the reality is that mental health struggles can be much more subtle than that, and much more common, and it’s important to recognise the signs.

It's also important to understand that sport, though it can contribute positively to our wellbeing, can also exasperate our mental health.

Please note, this information is not intended to encourage people to self-diagnose. Please seek help from a medical professional if you feel that you need support with your mental health.

If you need urgent mental health support please contact Samaritans on 116 123. If your life is in danger, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. There is no shame in asking for help.