The Numbers

Mental health challenges are more common than we might think. And sportspeople are not exempt from those statistics. Scroll through the data below:

Globally, 1 in 4 people will be affected by mental disorders at some point in their lives and 792 million people are impacted by mental issues worldwide.

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.