WNBA Star Withdraws From Olympics, Citing Mental Health

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced that women's basketball player Liz Cambage, a star player on the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces, has withdrawn from the Australian Olympic Team and will not compete in Tokyo. Cambage, a 2021 WNBA All-Star, is averaging 14.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Aces this season. "It's no [...]

Phillies Expand Mental Performance Department

The Phillies are expanding the team’s Mental Performance department in a continued effort to support players and staff throughout all levels of the organization, Vice President and General Manager Sam Fuld announced today. The department will be led by Ceci Craft, who has been hired as director of mental performance. Additionally, Hannah Huesman has been [...]

ASICS Launches Mental Health Initiative with Charity Mind

ASICS has announced a new partnership with mental health charity Mind which will see the brand raise funds as well as aim to get more people active. The brand will help fund support services, including physical activity-based projects, for people experiencing mental health problems, citing the strain of the coronavirus lockdown on the mental wellbeing [...]

Mental Health Movement Starts Among OSU Athletes

“There’s this persona of needing to be a superhero,” Evan Munn said about athletes. Munn was a leader of Oregon State University’s Dam Worth It campaign last year, a student-led organization that seeks to open the conversation about mental health and to end the stigma attached to it.  The founders of the program, Nathan Braaten and [...]

Penn Athletics Team Use Mental Performance Program to Train During Pandemic

Mental strength is just as important as physical strength, especially during a pandemic. During a year when athletes have been forced to sit out of competition, many have taken the opportunity to focus on their mental performance. By focusing on mental performance during their time off, athletes are ensuring they are in the best position [...]

U.S Olympic and Paralympic Committee Introduce Mental Health Taskforce

A few days ago the the U.S Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) announced the establishment of a mental health taskforce to support Team USA athletes, coaches, administrators and officials who work with them. The role of the taskforce is to support members of Team with mental health concerns and promote holistic well-being and developing, throughout their athletic [...]

USA Swimming Partner with Talkspace For New Athlete Mental Health Program

Following the recent news of USA Gymnastics appointing a new VP for athlete health and wellness initiatives with a focus on mental health, USA Swimming have teamed up with Talkspace to deliver similar schemes. Talkspace, an online, global therapy service hosting numerous licensed mental health professionals and USA Swimming have initiated a FREE mental health [...]

Rugby League World Cup Launch Mental Health Charter

Rugby League World Cup 2021 Became the first international sporting event to introduce a mental health charter. RLWC2021 consign to training players, match officials and volunteers in mental health and fitness. The training will emphasise how you can take care of your mental fitness and encourage regular practice.  RLWC2021 will deliver workshops to youth rugby players and [...]

Newcastle and Sunderland Unite for Mental Health Campaign

North East football club rivals, Newcastle United and Sunderland FC set their differences aside to collaborate on launching new mental health campaign. The campaign, entitled ‘Be a Game Changer’ will utilise both clubs’ foundations to raise awareness of mental health and encourage positive mental well being in the community. In 2018, the Office for National [...]