According to a Professional Players’ Federation survey, more than half of former professional sportspeople hold concerns about their mental wellbeing after retiring.
Rob Steed, co-founder of Life After Professional Sport, a careers platform designed specifically for sportspeople, spoke to Struggles After The Whistle about the importance of LAPS’ work.
Also hear from ex-professional footballer Leon McKenzie, who opened up about his own struggle with mental illness throughout his 18-year playing career:
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Read – Leon McKenzie delves deeper into his own mental health struggles, and two leading organisations dedicated to helping improve mental health for sportspeople also share their thoughts
Watch – Leon McKenzie opens up to us about his battle against mental health
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