Why sportspeople need to practice good mental health

Athletes can face many challenges that may impact their mental state, such as performance pressure, club transfers, career threatening injuries, and negative comments on social media. Our Wellbeing in Sport services can help with all these potential issues, and we've collected our latest professional advice below.

Professional footballer training on the pitch

Sport is Good - Let's Protect It

Being a professional athlete or football player is tough mentally, but is that because of the sport or the culture?


Ex professional footballer Michael Nelson

Inside Voice: Mental Health in Professional Sport

We hear about wellbeing in sports quite often and how it can be a crucial lifeline for sportspeople, but why not hear it from a professional sportsperson themselves? We spoke to ex-professional footballer and current coach, Michael Nelson, about his thoughts on mental wellbeing...


Female football players in a training session

Understanding how independent mental health support can help female athletes

Women in sport face a lot of difficulties and not just when it comes to playing on the pitch. Of course, playing football comes with its own difficulties just like it does when men play; things such as transfer stress, injuries, maintaining their positions...


how football players mental health can be managed

The Transfer Window Is Closed: What Does That Mean For Mental Wellbeing?

The football transfer window has officially closed, and it means there’s a change-up in teams, locations, and training. This can stir up mixed emotions as players can be excited for the future, sad to leave teammates behind, and they can be anxious about their place in their new team and how they’ll fit in.


Footballer experiencing low confidence levels

Tackling Online Criticism in the Sporting World

Whether it’s online hate, performance worries and criticisms, or injury stresses - players of sport can face many mental health and wellbeing challenges and that’s why its becoming increasingly important for clubs to support their athletes with proactive mental health solutions...


Footballer experiencing mental health problems

How to maintain good Mental Health off the pitch

Here we talk about how professional sports people may have hidden issues outside of the sporting arena which may affect their mental health. It’s clear that footballers, and sports players, experience a lot of pressure with their games and that can have an impact on their mental health, but what isn’t always clear are the underlaying issues that they may have.


Exhausted footballer bending over ball

Highlighting the importance of Mental Wellbeing in Sport

It’s no secret that the world of sport is tough for people physically, but it’s also worth noting that athletes and sportspeople can struggle with their careers mentally.


UKIM launch their mental wellbeing in sport service

UKIM Launches Wellbeing in Sport Service to Support Player Mental Wellbeing

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Bradford City AFC, where we will be providing the club players with bespoke mental health and wellbeing support.


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To find out more about our Wellbeing In Sport services and how we can assist your business, call 0191 512 8220 or email: wellbeing@ukim-oh.com

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