Mental health action plan for elite athletes put in place by government

A new action plan is being put in place to stop professional athletes “reaching crisis point” with their mental health.

The measures have been announced by the government to protect the mental health of athletes and include giving coaches and support staff extra training to spot the signs of poor mental health. The plan has been developed with mental health and sport organisations.

The government says all elite sports must have a clear mental health strategy by 2024.

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