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How elite athletes can personally maximise their mental health and performance

Written by Ben Hughes
Everyone aspires to feel fulfilment (5). Through life you will face challenging situations which are demanding and stressful. Every athlete fails, gets injured, experiences negative life events and retires. Some individuals have the capability to overcome these challenges, and others cannot cope and they suffer. The athletes that do not have the capacity to face extreme pressure will not thrive. In elite sport several athletes have struggled to cope with their mental health and have experienced problems which have led to mental illness and in some cases suicide (2). “One in four of us in the UK will be affected...
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