Getting started: an overview

Gavin Breslin, Gerard Leavey

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book describes programmes that are intended to explain how to use research, theory and integrate into practice from international experts in the field of sport psychology. The development of mental health and well-being interventions in sport settings remain relatively underdeveloped and often poorly theorised. The book explains about applying psychology to the development of interventions to enhance mental health and well-being of those involved in participating in competitive sport. It focuses on the design process and the content of the interventions, with an emphasis on methodological advances and what has been shown to improve awareness of mental health and well-being. The book discusses mental health awareness programmes for athletes and coaches, and mental health awareness programmes for the public delivered through sport.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMental health and well-being interventions in sport: research theory and practice
EditorsGavin Breslin, Gerard Leavey
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781003291695
ISBN (Print)9781032271835, 9781032271101
Publication statusPublished - 04 Apr 2024

Publication series

NameRoutledge Psychological Interventions


Dive into the research topics of 'Getting started: an overview'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this