Psychological Wellbeing & Performance
This page will signpost you to various mental health or psychology-related professionals. At theathleteplace, we are not a mental health service, therefore, ensuring you are aware and can access those who are is very important to us.
Remember, a happy athlete is a successful athlete.
Matt is a former international high jumper with years of experience in athletics – he knows what it’s like to be in your shoes. In our opinion, being able to relate to someone and share how you feel with someone who really ‘gets it’ is massive.
By taking an alternative approach to sports psychology, Matt coaches through having ‘conversations that transform’. We caught up with him and he explained how “athletes already have the skills they need to be successful, they just need to unlock them” – really powerful stuff.
If you’re looking to unlock that next level of performance, in life or in sport, then Matt is your man.
Raising awareness and providing support to enable positive mental health in young sportspeople.
Sporting Minds UK offers FREE mental health support to athletes over the age of 16.
The biggest barriers to getting mental health support are often waiting times and cost – Sporting Wellness eliminates both of these.
In the words of their website:
"We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis.
We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.
We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need."