Mental Wellbeing
in Sport

Supporting athletes to proactively manage their Mental Wellbeing

Our specialised Occupational Health services are designed to help sporting clubs, academies and individuals with different mental health challenges. 


We recognise the significant impact of mental health on individuals in professional sport and surrounding stages, which is why we provide tailored services to address and prevent such challenges.

The Importance of Mental Wellbeing in Sport: Athletes face various challenges that can impact their mental state, such as performance pressure, club transitions, career adjusting injuries, and exposure to social media scrutiny. Ignoring these challenges can negatively impact future personal and sporting success.

In these circumstances, sometimes a reactive strategy to mental welfare just isn't enough - mitigation can be key .

You can trust UKIM Occupational Health to enhance the mental wellbeing of your club members in a proactive way - whether they're just taking the first steps in their professional sporting career or are already signed professionals.
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How UKIM OH can help

We can deliver a non prohibitive solution which helps you to meet care and wellbeing obligations and manage the welfare of your club members in a proactive and preventative manner. 

Our Services

Our Services

  • Immediate Support: Immediate support and guidance to manage mental health challenges.
  • Clinical Audit Trail: A date and time stamped record of the history and details around the wellbeing actions you've taken to protect your athletes and your club.
  • Psychological Expertise: Personalised counselling to enhance resilience and performance.
  • Mental Wellbeing and Anxiety: Programmes to manage anxiety and improve mental health.
  • Reducing Stigma: Safe, non-judgmental environment for seeking help.
  • Welfare of Children in Sport: Support to ensure young athletes' wellbeing and development.
  • Transition Support: Assistance for young athletes adjusting to public exposure and wealth.
  • Career-Ending Injury Support: Tailored support to cope with emotional challenges and explore alternative paths.
  • Social Media Guidance: Strategies to manage online criticism and cultivate a positive presence.
  • Clinical Escalation: Access to a panel of clinical experts to support with a range of medical issues, should this be required.


Download our Wellbeing in Sport Leaflet



Our goal is to empower athletes to excel on and off the field whilst preventing and transforming Mental Health in Sports.

Our Clinical Experts discuss the importance of Mental Wellbeing in Sport.

Read more from the UKIM team of professionals - we publish regular news and service columns about Mental Wellbeing for sportspeople, providing additional insight into the scope of Occupational Health services we can offer to businesses and teams.

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Sport is Good - Let's Protect It

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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?


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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...


Learn more about our range of Occupational Health services

Our team of experts adopt a holistic, end-to-end approach to tackling the physical and mental health challenges that can be faced in the workplace or education setting and deliver a range of effective occupational health solutions, including:

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Ready to speak with our expert team?

To find out more about our Wellbeing in Sport services and how we can help to support you, call 0191 512 8220 or email: wellbeing@ukim-oh.com


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