Sport, fitness and exercise

E10: Sink or swim: sports, mental health & overcoming trauma

E10: Sink or swim: sports, mental health & overcoming trauma

Sport, fitness and exercise Stress & Anxiety Trauma

Australia is a country that lives for sport; in the 2021 lockdown, millions of people were glued to the Olympics in Tokyo and football grand finals. But what about the mental health of athletes when they’re off the field? Renowned sports psychiatrist Dr Ranjit Menon joins It’s A Mind Field! to discuss the mental health of high-performance athletes.

On December 14 2012, the world watched in horror as a deadly school shooting unfolded at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in the United States. It was the deadliest mass shooting at an elementary school in US History. Darren Wagner has extensive experience working with mass trauma after supporting his community of Sandy Hook through a school shooting and joins It’s a Mind Field! to discuss post-traumatic growth.

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E9: Indigenous Voices

E9: Indigenous Voices

Indigenous Sport, fitness and exercise Suicide

Episode Nine of It’s A Mind Field! explores Aboriginal mental health and suicide. Research shows that Indigenous people in Australia are twice as likely to die by suicide than non-Indigenous Australians. The suicide rate of Indigenous Australian children is amongst the highest in the world and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged between 15 and 24 are almost four times more likely to commit suicide than non-Indigenous people of the same age.

In today’s episode, we hear the voices of Aboriginal Australians talking about mental health.

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E4: Religion, Spirit and Pride

E4: Religion, Spirit and Pride

Atheism Homophobia LGBTI+ Sport, fitness and exercise Suicide

Is there a connection between religious involvement and mental health? Hell yeah! Though it is a long and complex relationship indeed. For some, religion and sport has been a source of deep joy and connection, whereas for others it has been an irritant. Of course, there are many shades in between. Funnily enough, the exact same thing could be said about sport. What do you reckon?

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