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Conference on Mental Health in Sport

Conference on Mental Health in Sport

Conference: Competing in the Dark – Mental Health in Sport, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 21 March 2018


Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:00

On Wednesday 21st March 2018 the Open University Sport and Fitness Team will be hosting their 3rd annual conference. This year’s conference will be exploring the contemporary issue of mental health in sport.

While top level athletes are often idolised and portrayed as figures of supreme physical and mental strength, more and more are speaking out about the mental health challenges they have faced. This conference seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues in sport and explore contemporary research in the field and strategies to support athletes.

Confirmed speakers

Olympic Gold Medallist (hockey) Helen Richardson-Walsh

Kitrina Douglas and David Carless (Leeds Beckett University)

Richard Bryan (Rugby Players’ Association)

Jessie Barr (University of Limerick)


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