MIND GAMES UK – OLLY BURDETT

Project Description: https://mmj.tees.ac.uk/~fjp13/

My project looks at the relationship between sport and mental health. This project was inspired by my own personal struggle with mental health, a period that was helped massively by the escapism offered by sport. .Mind Games UK is a site that showcases a range of different activities to show the benefits of sport and physical activity on mental wellbeing. The site also shares stories from those who have suffered heavily, but have managed to pick themselves back up through the use of sport.

BOXING DUO TALK MENTAL HEALTH AHEAD OF UPCOMING SHOWS – 

MIND GAMES UK PODCAST: CLAIRE COULTHARD –

Since its launch in 2017, Teesside charity Red Balloons has come a long way thanks to founder Claire Coulthard.

Claire, 35, initially started Red Balloons as a blog in which she would talk about her experiences with mental health.

Three years on, the organisation has grown in popularity across Teesside and it now provides a number of services through the use of physical activity.

Listen below as Claire explains the story of Red Balloons as well as her plans for the future:

Episode 1: https://mmj.tees.ac.uk/~fjp13/2020/03/24/mind-games-uk-podcast-claire-coulthard-episode-1/

Episode 2: https://mmj.tees.ac.uk/~fjp13/2020/03/25/mind-games-uk-podcast-claire-coulthard-episode-2/

Episode 3: https://mmj.tees.ac.uk/~fjp13/2020/03/26/mind-games-uk-podcast-claire-coulthard-episode-3/

 

MFC FOUNDATION USING FOOTBALL TO TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH – 

Established in 1995 by Steve Gibson, the MFC Foundation is the charitable arm of Middlesbrough Football Club.

The foundation aims to raise the aspirations and improve the lives of those within the local community.

The organisation’s ‘Think With Your Feet’ mental health sessions offer those struggling a place of comfort.

Participants can forget about their problems through playing football and by using the sport as a tool for therapy.

In partnership with Mind, the sessions first launched in 2015 and have become incredibly popular with around thirty people attending each week.

 

MENTAL HEALTH IN FOOTBALL: COLIN HENDRY ON RETIREMENT, SOCIAL MEDIA AND WHY MEN STRUGGLE TO OPEN UP – 

Former Scotland captain Colin Hendry achieved things in football that most players can only dream of.

The 54-year-old has used these accomplishments to help cope with difficulties off the pitch.

Read more: Link to story

CORONAVIRUS: THE IMPACT IT IS HAVING ON SPORT AND MENTAL HEALTH

The COVID-19 outbreak is seeing the United Kingdom and most of the world come to a dramatic halt.

The death toll in the UK now stands at 584 (as of 26 March) and experts predict that this number will continue to rise over the next few weeks.

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Quotes from those interviewed on the site:

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE, PLEASE TALK IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING

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