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Category: Mental health

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Luke Chadwick: ‘It’s worth going through the torment if it helps others’

The former Manchester United winger on the fallout from discussing jokes about his appearance affecting his mental healthIt says a lot about Luke Chadwick that he ended up feeling bad when he saw Nick Hancock apologising on BBC Breakfast for making fun…

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Luke Chadwick: ‘It’s worth going through the torment if it helps others’

The former Manchester United winger on the fallout from discussing jokes about his appearance affecting his mental healthIt says a lot about Luke Chadwick that he ended up feeling bad when he saw Nick Hancock apologising on BBC Breakfast for making fun…

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Luke Chadwick: ‘It’s worth going through the torment if it helps others’

The former Manchester United winger on the fallout from discussing jokes about his appearance affecting his mental healthIt says a lot about Luke Chadwick that he ended up feeling bad when he saw Nick Hancock apologising on BBC Breakfast for making fun…

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Frank Lampard says football used to be ‘in stone age’ on mental health

Chelsea manager to appear in documentary with Prince WilliamLampard believes situation has improved but more can be doneFrank Lampard has said attitudes around mental health in football were stuck in the stone age during his playing career and that foo…

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PFA study reveals 22% of members depressed or considered self-harm

Data shows 69% of players worried about career after pandemicResults say 72% regularly felt nervous or anxiousAlmost a quarter of current and former professional footballers surveyed during the coronavirus pandemic said they were depressed or had consi…

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‘Overwhelmed’ Michael Phelps says Covid-19 has taken toll on his mental health

Olympic champion has been open about his depressionPhelps says family and addressing emotions have been vitalMichael Phelps has admitted that the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on his mental health.The 23-time Olympic swimming champion has spoken i…

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Closing the UK’s parks and public spaces really could be a tipping point | Barney Ronay

There is always compromise, always managed space – but banning exercise in this country would be a disasterYou can take our pubs and our shopping centres. You can wall us up behind the front door with Netflix and newsagent wine. But don’t take away our…

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Olympics ‘gave each Londoner a £900 feelgood factor’

Critics balked at the price tag, but it turns out hosting the 2012 Games paid dividends for the city’s wellbeing The rocketing cost of staging Olympic Games has made it too expensive for many cities to contemplate. In the bidding to host the 2024 Games…

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Redefining the ‘strong man’: Tyson Fury praised for openness on mental health

Boxer was taunted about depression by Deontay Wilder in run-up to heavyweight title fightTyson Fury’s struggle with his mental health was ridiculed by his opponent in the run-up to the most anticipated heavyweight title fight in decades. “Don’t you eve…

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Figure skater Gracie Gold’s three-year road back from the abyss

The Olympic bronze medalist and one-time face of US skating reflects on her emotional return to the national stage after three years battling an eating disorder and depressionTwo and a half years ago, Gracie Gold was done with figure skating. The bedaz…

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Mixed reception for proposal to ban children heading footballs

Campaigners welcome ‘positive step’, but some working in children’s football question how enforceable it would bePeter Monk gave a wry response when asked if he thought children should be allowed to head a football from a young age.“To be honest, with …

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UEA begins study with former players into link between football and dementia

• £1m Scores project to screen ex-footballers’ brain health• Retired footballers aged over 50 being sought to take partResearch into the link between football and dementia is to be intensified by a £1m study that tests former players for early signs of…

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Just a minute: why mental health is worth delaying FA Cup ties for | Barry Glendenning

Football offers numerous examples of why mental health matters and the importance of the saying, ‘it’s OK not to be OK’Jimmy Carr used to tell a joke about being stopped in the street by one of those clipboard-wielding charity muggers who asked him if …

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‘It gave me a sense of normality’: how football helps men with mental health

A five-a-side football initiative in Wigan is thriving because it gives men who might have become isolated an outletIn 2017 Peter Hill set up Place2Place FC, a five-a-side team in Wigan for men facing challenging circumstances. It followed the loss of …

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Footballers’ mental health messages to be shown before FA Cup ties

Wellbeing suggestions will be screened in stadiums in an awareness initiativeFor Jesse Lingard and Alex Scott, yoga helps. Son Heung-Min prefers an early night, while Chris Kamara takes a long walk and Harry Maguire plays golf. These are some of the wa…

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FA Cup third-round ties to be delayed by a minute for mental health awareness

• FA wants to encourage fans to think about mental wellbeing• All 32 third-round ties will kick-off one minute later than usualThis season’s FA Cup third-round fixtures will be delayed by one minute to help promote mental health, the Football Associati…

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Sophie Molineux takes break from WBBL to focus on mental health

Renegades all-rounder will miss derby with StarsThree men’s internationals have also stepped awayAustralia and Melbourne Renegades all-rounder Sophie Molineux is the latest cricketer to take a break from the sport to focus on her mental health. The Ren…

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How the relentless challenges of cricket can impact players’ mental health | David Schout

Sports psychologists say the sport’s unique demands may exacerbate existing issuesShortly after news emerged last week that another player would step away from the game indefinitely, Cricket Australia sought to dispel suggestions of an emerging mental …

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Cricket offers one teenage girl a way out from times of darkness | Tanya Aldred

Faizah Hashmi was being treated for anorexia but gradually her health improved, thanks in part to ‘a safe space’ at Moseley Cricket ClubOccasionally in this job, you meet someone extraordinary. And they’re not always the fastest or the strongest, their…

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We know football and dementia are linked. So what will the game do about it? | Barry Glendenning

A landmark study confirmed what many – including the family of West Brom and England legend Jeff Astle – long suspectedSo now we know. Revealed last week, the results of a landmark study into the relationship between football and brain damage confirmed…