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Mental Health

Ally Salama, SportsMENTA founder with camera

SportsMENTA: The first sports mental health conference in the MENA region with Ally Salama

The SportsMENTA Conference is the first sports and mental health conference in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Its first iteration recently concluded, with famed athletes from the region, such as squash world number 1, Ali Farag and world number 2’s, Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nouran Gohar. We caught up with SportsMENTA’s founder, Ally …

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Nicholas Bloom playing at the 2018 MS 24 Hour Mega Squash & Racquetball Melbourne event

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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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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