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BelievePerform and SportsAid Partnership

Written by Adam Morris
We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new partnership with SportsAid. For the last 8 years we have focused on supporting the sport community to learn how to build positive mental health habits. Athletes and parents are two key audiences who have been at the heart of everything that we do. Not only have we wanted to provide athletes with a range of skills to improve their sporting performance but we have also wanted to guide and support them with tools which can boost their mental wellbeing. Throughout an athlete’s development parents will play a crucial role....
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