Seeking professional help for poor mental health isn’t easy, especially for elite athletes in times of transition. Murray’s example is a powerful lesson: don’t do it alone.
As Andy Murray makes the difficult decision to retire due to injury, should we be looking at narratives other than sport’s ‘no pain, no gain’?
Dr Kirsten van Heerden takes a look at the identity crisis that so many athletes face when retiring, and how that can affect their self-worth.
Cyclist Oliver Kent-Spark on striving for the top, managing mental health and the support he received at Drapac-EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development Team.
One of Australia’s greatest track cyclists, Gary Neiwand, opens up to Rupert Guinness about his darkest days struggling with life post-sport.
Interesting look at a newly developed mental wellness intervention for student-athletes in the US – ‘The Optimum Performance Program in Sports’, or TOPPS.
Four Australian Tour de France riders speak openly about the roller-coaster of emotion that follows from crashing out of the Tour or losing your lead rider.