Sport Specific Challenges

Mental ill-health is prevalent across the world, regardless of whether you are an athlete or not. But there are many sport-specific challenges which can create poor mental health. Being aware of these triggers can help us to avoid getting to a place where they are detrimental to our wellbeing.

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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.