The second annual Mental Health in Sport conference – Game changing mental health took place on 28th July 2015.

High profile sporting bodies, coaches, medical professionals and others involved in player welfare and performance to discussed key issues around mental health and wellbeing in the sport industry.

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The Learning Outcomes were spectacularly achieved:

* It was a fantastic opportunity to anyone in the sports industry in understanding the importance of mental health and wellbeing and its impact on athletes’ performance and personal wellbeing

* Key learnings from experts and other sports
* Great networking opportunity
* Certificate of attendance can be provided on request
* The event was CPD accredited for all members of the RPDPS register
* Achieving parity of esteem between physical and mental health in elite sport
* Identifying best practices around enhancing mental wellbeing of athletes
* Benchmarking mental wellbeing in sport
* How can sporting bodies monitor the mental wellbeing of athletes
* Enhanced the psychological competence of elite coaches
* Exploring the mental/behavioural implications of concussions in contact sports
* Examinedg the impact of sport on mental health enabling people with mental health problems enter
competitive sports
* Facilitated conversations for collaborations in a pan sport mental health network to share best practice and enable elite athletes to perform better

Our expert speakers included:

SARAH CECIL Lead Sport Psychologist English Institute of Sport
DR. IAN BEASLEY Head of Medical Services The Football Association
PROF. DR. ASTRID JUNGE Head of Research FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre
IAN BRAID CEO British Athletes Commission
DR. PHIL COOPER Co-Founder State of Mind
OLIVER JONES Head Coach Brooklands Tennis Club
DR. PIPPA BENNETT former Chief Medical Officer England Women’s Football Team
BRENDON BATSON OBE Chairman Professional Players Federation

Ben Sears, Club Support Officer, England Boxing
Karl Fitzpatrick, Player Welfare Manager, Warrington Wolves
Julian Evans, Practical Philosopher, working with Saracens and Arsenal

State of Mind are great supporters of this event and enjoyed presenting alongside the great and good of sport