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Athletes' mental health help-seeking

On 24 November 2022, the SPRINT Project's Kirsty Brown presented the protocol for her scoping review on athletes' perspectives on help-seeking for mental health at the GAMeS International Mental Health and Sport Conference.


Organised by the Global Alliance for Mental Health and Sport, the three-day conference took place at the University of Wollongong, Australia with Kirsty joining online to give her presentation from the UK.


In her talk, Kirsty also reflected on how her experiences of working on the TLC study (Therapies for Long COVID) influenced the review and the use of patient and public involvement.


The preprint for Kirsty's scoping review can be found here: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.02.18.22271182v1.



Kirsty is a Masters by Research student in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham. She is supervised by Prof Jennifer Cumming, Dr Mary Quinton, and Dr Grace Tidmarsh. In addition to mental health help-seeking, Kirsty is also interested in ADHD in athletes and has written a blog series on this subject for the SPRINT Project website:

Follow @GAMeS_RG_ for more on the Global Alliance for Mental Health and Sport and @TLCstudy for more on the Therapies for Long COVID in non-hospitalised individuals.


To stay up to date with Kirsty's research, be sure to subscribe to the SPRINT project website.


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