When athletes need space to tend to their mental and behavioural health needs, are the coaches, parents, teammates, and others in their lives receptive to all facets of their health?
Stress, depression, anxiety, and more are not diagnoses evident on MRI or X-ray machines, but they can be just as debilitating as a physical injury. As a society we marvel at the physical abilities of athletes, but too often, their internal needs are repressed in the name of grit.
Jennifer Rogers is Player Development Manager at the Ireland Gaelic Players Association (GPA). She supports over 4,000 male and female intercountry players and elite athletes from the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). She also plays Westmeath Ladies Inter-County Gaelic Football.
In this podcast, SilverCloud Health expert, Jorge Palacios, explores with Jennifer the link between the athlete lifestyle and mental health. They also unpack transferable tips around Jennifer’s approach to supporting players’ overall wellbeing and how she helps them to achieve their potential – both on and off the pitch. Click on the image below to listen to the podcast.