Depression in men: Sport and the recovery of mental health illnesses [Video]
Research shows that exercise can be key to the recovery of depression. Later on this year, mental health charity MIND are working with Sport England on a £2 million sports programme helping people all over the country tackle their mental health problems. We caught up with the Dorset Mental Health Forum who offer a smaller scale mental health recovery programme. Sports such as football is an excellent form of recovery for men who are suffering with depression, especially if they don’t like to talk about their problems; it can help show them that they’re not the only man with depression as well as help them socially interact.
Written by: Sophie Rogers
Third year Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University.