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HOW THE SPORTING WORLD IS EMBRACING MENTAL HEALTH

Crossing The Line Summit panel: How the sporting world is embracing mental health

 

My stubborn refusal to seek help is what kept me sick for so many years. Now, I really encourage people to reach out as a first resort, rather the last.” And so began the third Crossing the Line Summit, with 2008 Olympic Games diving gold medalist Matthew Mitcham…Read more


WHY ATHLETES ARE AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

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Mental health in sport is now far more openly discussed – behind closed doors and in public. But there is still more to be done to better educate athletes on the benefit of seeking help when dealing with personal issues during their …Read more


A BALANCED LIFE CREATES BETTER ATHLETES AND MORE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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November 2, 2017

Start thinking. Get planning. Don’t be afraid to network and show your personality while you have the platform to do so. That is the advice of Richard Stenhouse, managing director…Read more


KIM BRENNAN: I WOULDN’T HAVE ROWED AFTER 2008 IF I DIDN’T HAVE WORK AND STUDY ON THE SIDE

October 27, 2017

Olympic sculling champion Kim Brennan does not put any gloss on it. Working during an elite sports career (in her case, rowing) is “tough”. But…Read more


HOW MUCH MORE EVIDENCE DO WE REALLY NEED TO LINK SPORT AND MENTAL HEALTH?


October 24, 2017

Cycling Australia recognises that it needs to improve its athlete wellbeing program after reports of former elite riders continuing to wrestle with mental health issues long after their retirement. Cycling…Read More


SHINING A LIGHT ON ATHLETE MENTAL HEALTH?


October 10, 2017

AsiaPac Former Australian rugby union player Al Baxter says he’s “one of the lucky ones”. Not just lucky because he played professional rugby for 12 years, including…Read More


THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE CAN COME AT A PRICE: IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE


October 6, 2017

Standing outside a packed church in Sydney in August, I had two thoughts. Both were most probably shared by the other 200 or so mourners who were also unable to get a seat inside. First was the grief I felt for a young life tragically lost far too early. The second: “How did it come…Read More


FINGER SIZE DOES MATTER… IN SPORTS

September 8, 2017

Editor’s note: An interesting look at whether 2D:4D ratio predicts sporting prowess, and if so, how that is related to robust mental health. Examine your fingers. Which is longer? Is it the index finger (the finger you use to point with – technically the second digit, or 2D, counting the thumb), or the ring finger…Read More


‘I’M ASHAMED TO ADMIT I’M STRUGGLING’ – GAIL EMMS ON RETIRING FROM SPORT

August 3, 2017

I have a big pile of them now. Letters from my bank to say I have missed yet another payment for either council tax, phone or utility bill. And every time I open them, it is another reminder that I feel like I am failing. …Read More


IS BERNARD TOMIC SUFFERING FROM SERIOUS BURNOUT?

 July 29, 2017

The media has been full of people piling on tennis player Bernard Tomic in the past week. Tomic was knocked out of the first round of Wimbledon earlier this month. Since then, he’s suggested in several interviews that he rarely gives a 100 per cent to the sport …Read more


WHY CYCLING IS SO MUCH MORE THAN AN ENDURANCE SPORT

July 25, 2017

Crossing the Line has been working with the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team for the past year, delivering our personal development programme to the riders and staff. Michael Drapac has been a staunch supporter and thought leader in athlete welfare for many years. …Read more


CANADIAN ATHLETE KRISTEN WORLEY WINS LANDMARK HUMAN RIGHTS APPLICATION TO PROMOTE INCLUSIVE SPORTING ENVIRONMENTS

July 19, 2017

Kristen Worley has settled her human rights application with Cycling Canada, the Ontario Cycling Association and Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Worley sought changes to the policies, guidelines, rules and processes surrounding XY female athletes, gender verification and therapeutic use of required hormones… Read More


FOOD FOR THOUGHT; THOUGHT FOR FOOD

July 14, 2017

We have approximately 60,000 thoughts a day. Think about that, or maybe don’t. Seventy per cent of those thoughts are negatively skewed. I must constantly remind myself that not all thoughts are important and need attention. As my psych would say, ‘put it on a leaf and let it float away’. It’s also important to…Read More

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