Psychological Support for Sports Figures
At ARTISTSONTHECOUCH, we provide a safe and supportive environment for sports figures seeking to improve their mental health and performance. Our team of experienced psychologists have the expertise to help athletes manage the unique pressures and demands of the public eye, and to create bespoke wellbeing packages tailored to each client’s individual needs. We specialize in helping individuals cope with sudden lifestyle changes, personal conflicts outside of their careers, and the effect these can have on their performance.
Why do we need A.O.T.C to support our sports figures?
"There is a growing body of research on mental health in the sports industry, and the statistics suggest that athletes and those involved in sports may be at higher risk for mental health issues compared to the general population." Here are a few statistics:
Depression and anxiety are common among athletes: According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, 34% of athletes experience symptoms of depression, and 26% experience symptoms of anxiety.
Eating disorders are also prevalent: A study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that up to 45% of female athletes engage in disordered eating behaviors.
Substance abuse is also a concern: According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, athletes are more likely to misuse prescription drugs and use performance-enhancing drugs.
Retirement from sports can be a difficult transition: According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, up to 65% of retired athletes experience symptoms of depression.
Stigma around mental health still exists in sports: A survey conducted by the BBC found that only 10% of elite athletes feel comfortable discussing their mental health with coaches or support staff.
"It's important to note that these statistics may vary depending on the sport, the level of competition, and other individual factors. However, they highlight the need for greater awareness and support for mental health in the sports industry." A.O.T.C