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Discrimination in Sport and its Impact on Mental Wellbeing

Maudsley Learning

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 from 11:00 to 12:00 (BST)

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Discrimination occurs in sport in a number of forms - racism, sexism, homophobia, disability and mental health.

Governments, sporting bodies and anti-discriminatory organisations such as Show Racism the Red Card, Level Playing Field, Kick It Out, This Girl Can, Sporting Equals and Just a Ball Game have recognised the issues faced by players, coaches and the wider sporting community.

Despite these efforts, it is clear there is more work to be done around discrimination in sport. For example:

- A report published by The Fare Network in November 2014 found that only 19 ethnic minority coaches (3.4%) are employed in 552 coaching positions across the 92 English professional football clubs. This contrasts starkly with the number of minority players who are professional footballers (up to 30%).

- Pride Sports reports the number of lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) performance athletes in the UK is significantly lower than 5-7% (a general estimate of the UK population believed to be LGB). This suggests LGB athletes do not progress in their careers the same way heterosexual athletes do or that LGB athletes do not make their sexual orientation public.

Many athletes in these minority groups often deal with double stigma when faced with mental health issues. This webinar focuses on the impact discrimination in sport can have on the mental wellbeing of athletes and coaches.

In this webinar we will discuss:

- The reasons behind discrimination in sport and how that can lead to poor mental wellbeing

- Ways for coaches to tackle double stigma

- Start a discussion on the next steps and what is needed to prevent stigma

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Maudsley Learning

We are a new, dynamic and forward facing social enterprise with the strategic vision to support and provide world class and accessible learning in mental health and wellbeing. We are a Community Interest Company and our sole shareholder and landlord is the Maudsley Charity.

We facilitate and originate learning projects where the outcome is the enhancement of mental health knowledge, skills, awareness and wellbeing.

As well as supporting other groups and organisations with their own learning, Maudsley Learning develop our own learning events delivered face to face at the ORTUS and virtually through Maudsley Learning Online. These could be anything from short courses and masterclasses to e-learning modules and conferences.

Working collaboratively with our clinical and academic partners at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), Kings College London (KCL) and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), Maudsley Learning creates innovative, forward thinking, relevant and informative learning events for a broad audience. Our audience includes those from clinical and corporate environments, as well as service users, patients and carers, young people, students, the police, the judiciary, charities etc.

To learn more about Maudsley Learning Events please visit this page.

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