In the series, athletes across a variety of disciplines speak candidly about their mental wellbeing – from occasional periods of poor mental health to ongoing, sometimes debilitating, struggles with mental illness. They also share coping mechanisms and the support they’ve turned to during their lowest points.
The Head in the Game series will run for two weeks and includes interviews from Frank Bruno, Jordanne Whiley, Becky Downie, Elise Christie, Andrew Strauss, Rebecca Adlington, Liam Broady, Eniola Aluko, Marcus Trescothick and Jo Pavey. Their stories – and the emotions they’ve shared with HuffPost – will be relatable to many, whether or not you play or watch sport yourself, say the publishers. Most interviewees touch on pressures particular to their disciplines, but there are factors at play – both personal and work-related – that build up in all our lives. It’s a reminder that these people are human, like the rest of us – and nobody is unbreakable, says HuffPost UK.