Psychological support for athletes under pressure

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In addtion to working with athletes to enhance their performance, our consultants work with athletes to give them the support to manage the unique pressures that athletes experience. While society may think that those who engage in athletics are healthier, mentally and physically, the evidence doesn’t support this.  Athletes are just as likely as the rest of us, possibly even more so, to suffer from depression, anxiety, addictions, and other illnesses.
In the wake of the tragic suicide of Robert Enke, the world has begun to ask questions about the levels of psychological support available to players who have to deal with the highly pressurised environment of professional football. In England, the Sporting Chance Clinic has been asking those questions and providing that support for the eight years since its inception.
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