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Nicholas Bloom: Finding the intersection of sport and mental health

Sports analyst, mental health advocate and community facilitator, Nicholas Bloom takes us through a lifelong love affair with sport and a decade of working in the industry. In this exclusive, Nicholas shares his views on COVID-19, and the prevalence of mental health issues and toxic masculinity, both in sport and wider society. Combining his greatest …

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Nicholas Bloom on the intersection of sport and mental health

Nicholas Bloom has worked in sports for a significant amount of time, from sports betting to playing squash and working with some of the largest organisations. In this exclusive he shares his experiences on the intersections between sports and mental health and much more

Asif Ejaz, UAE cricket physiotherapist, with Wasim Akram

Asif Ejaz: Physiotherapy with the Emirates, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cricket Board(s)

Upon arriving at the ICC Academy, the headquarters of UAE Cricket, Shahzada Asif Ejaz, is saying goodbye to his final patient before lunch, United Arab Emirates opening batsman, Chirag Suri. He welcomes me to the RU Active Sports Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre, one of the leading sports physiotherapy clinics in the UAE located inside the …

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Mental Health Issues in cricket: Beyond depression and unhappiness

Recently, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson and Will Pucovski, withdrew from contention to play for Australia. Is the problem to do with cricket, specifically as a sport, and is Australian cricket alone in this battle against mental health? It is often thought that mental health issues revolve around depression and unhappiness. My last article centred on …

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