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// Tag: Mental Health

Mental health in elite sport: It’s tough to talk

Posted 3 months ago Sally Hilton 3 minute read comment

In recent years there has been increasing acknowledgement of the problem of mental health in elite sport. Research shows that while sports people are […]

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Mental Toughness: Olympic Greatness

Posted 9 months ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comment

It doesn’t seem that long since the London 2012 Olympic Games were gracing our TV screens in the Summer that saw Great Britain achieve […]

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Doping in sport: Meldonium

Posted 9 months ago Sarah Griffiths 4 minute read comment

One of the most discussed topics in sport at present is the doping scandal and corruption that has taken place widespread across athletics, resulting […]

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Exercise and Dementia

Posted 1 year ago Ben Walker 3 minute read comments

Already, in the UK today, the scale of Dementia presents a worrying statistic – so much so that George McNamara, head of policy at […]

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Role of Sport Psychology in a Physical Therapy Setting

Posted 1 year ago Diane Gorog 2 minute read comments

The medical field has recognized the importance of physical therapy in regards to injury recovery for many years. Specific exercise plans are carefully designed […]

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Orthorexia: bridging the gap

Posted 1 year ago Sarah Griffiths 2 minute read comments

Orthorexia is becoming increasingly well known across many individuals, within the media and by researchers. This relatively new identified eating disorder just may be […]

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Professional Pressure – Football and Mental Health

Posted 1 year ago Tracy Donachie 3 minute read comments

Football has been described as “more than just a game” (Jones, 1995). As a result, footballers are experiencing psychological distress despite achieving great sporting […]

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What is a Panic Attack?

Posted 2 years ago Catherine Robertson 1 minute read comments

Given the high demands of life in our fast moving society, we are all vulnerable to experiencing feelings of both stress and anxiety. Feelings […]

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What is Anxiety?

Posted 2 years ago Catherine Robertson 2 minute read comments

Anxiety is both a psychological and physiological phenomenon. Anxiety is related to emotions such as fear, and negative thoughts such as not being able […]

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Are athletes being given enough mental health support?

Posted 2 years ago BelievePerform 2 minute read comment

In sport we often assume that elite athletes are super human. We watch the likes of Ronaldo, Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray all perform […]

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Exercise as treatment for anxiety and depression

Posted 2 years ago Catherine Robertson 2 minute read comments

1 in 4 of us will suffer with poor mental health at some point in our lives. Anxiety can affect around 16% of the […]

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Mental toughness in cricket

Posted 2 years ago Matthew Nield 2 minute read comments

With the Cricket World Cup fast approaching it seems a good time to look into the psychological aspects the game. With such a focus […]

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Hydration and cognition: Drinking to stay alert

Posted 2 years ago Ben Sheath 2 minute read comments

Athlete preparation is a hugely diverse area with many different factors contributing to producing the best possible performance on any given occasion. It is […]

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Depression and performance enhancing drugs – Are we willing to understand this relationship?

Posted 3 years ago Leah Moore 10 minute read comment

The development of depression during retirement from professional sport has been highlighted by many athletes and most recently by swimming legend Ian Thorpe.  James […]

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Mental health in the student athlete

Posted 3 years ago Emma Vickers 3 minute read comments

“With special populations, especially those who are particularly goal-oriented, particularly high achievers and particularly focused, there is still a sense of stigmatization, a sense […]

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The increased risk and difficult detection of eating disorders among athletes

Posted 3 years ago Helen Oliver 2 minute read comment

As a physically active population, athletes are typically viewed by the general public as healthy and strong, and so are not considered to be […]

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The stigma of mental health: is it increased for athletes?

Posted 3 years ago Emma Vickers 2 minute read comments

“Mental health has a stigma that is tied into weakness and is absolutely the antithesis of what athletes want to portray. ” (Dr. Thelma […]

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The sportsman’s demon depression

Posted 3 years ago Keith Begley 3 minute read comments

Numerous accounts of high profile sports people suffering from depression have surfaced in recent times. Unfortunately, not all cases have been reported by the […]

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Life after sport: Depression in the retired athlete

Posted 3 years ago Emma Vickers 4 minute read comments

It is often said that a sports star will die twice, the first time at retirement. For elite athletes who have dedicated their lives […]

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Why is it important to study Exercise Behaviour?

Posted 3 years ago BelievePerform 2 minute read comment

Approximately 60% of men, 70% of women, 30% of boys and 40% of girls do not meet recommended levels of physical activity. Physical inactivity is one […]

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