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Mental Health in Elite Sport with Lloyd Ashley
Episode 5310th March 2022 • The Irwin Mitchell Podcast • Irwin Mitchell
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The win-at-all costs culture in elite sport can make it difficult to express vulnerability.

Resilience, perseverance and grit are celebrated in sport, and there’s more focus on performance than anything else. In this environment, discussing mental health challenges can be hard, but this narrative appears to be changing.

Recently, household names such as Wayne Rooney, Naomi Osaka and Joe Marler have openly spoken about their mental health struggles. Is awareness of mental health in sport increasing? And are people starting to consider the mental challenges athletes face?

Join our host Ted Powell, as he speaks with Ospreys and Wales lock Lloyd Ashely about the importance of navigating mental health in elite sport.

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