Sport & Mental Health


Year Three

20 Credits

Mental health problems are the largest single source of disability (23%) in the UK and is a major cause of disease burden worldwide. Participating in sport offers opportunities for developing good mental health and well-being, but elite athletes can be susceptible to mental health problems and are less likely to seek support for these issues. The aim of this module is to examine how the culture and pressures of competitive sport contributes to poor mental health and the specific risk factors faced by elite athletes, coaches, and sport officials. We will also explore the protective factors available through sport and critically appraise the evidence-based of sport-specific interventions for improving athletes' optimal functioning and well-being.


Coursework - Case Formulation Report