Another call to action- critical reflections and the way forward for mental health in sport

Gavin Breslin, Gerard Leavey

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Abstract

We argue here for another call to action in supporting elite and non-elite athlete’s mental health. Although sport has many protective factors for health and wellbeing, the sport environment or non-supportive climate where a winning at all costs ethos is adopted can prove catastrophic. In each chapter we have highlighted how evidence and theory informed intervention programmes can be helpful in supporting the mental health of those involved in sport. This chapter reflects on the chapters and presents a way forward for mental health in sport and propose a call to action by associations of sport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMental health and well-being interventions in sport: research theory and practice
EditorsGavin Breslin, Gerard Leavey
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter13
Pages222-231
Number of pages9
Edition2
ISBN (Electronic)9781003291695
ISBN (Print)9781032271835
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted - 14 Mar 2024

Publication series

NameRoutledge Psychological Interventions

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