Briefing Details

Under the Floodlights: Recognising mental illness in athletes

About one in six New Zealanders will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Common conditions like depression and anxiety can impact on work performance. Managing mental health in the workplace and investing in mentally healthy workplaces makes good business sense. Mental health issues are often overlooked in sport as physical injuries take precedence. We tend to forget that athletes, while highly trained and skilled, are people with emotions who can suffer problems like the rest of us. Mental health has no respect for status or standing, and the consequences can be devastating when it strikes. Our panel will discuss the shared challenges of mental health in both business and sport, including topics:

* Challenges in coping with mental health issues
* How do we identify mental health issues in the workplace and sporting communities?
* What are the reasons for developing mental health strategies for the workplace
* How do we provide mental health support to workers and athletes?


Mr Michael Scott Chief Executive Officer
High Performance Sport New Zealand

Mr Wayne Yarr

Ms Rachel Grunwell Director
Inspired Health

Mr Dillon Boucher General Manager
NZ Breakers Basketball Limited

Mr Brooke Howard-Smith Chief Executive Officer


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Eden Park Trust Board  


Theme: SportsConnect

City: Auckland

Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Time: 12:00 PM  - 02:00 PM

Venue Details

Centenary Lounge: Eden Park, South Stand, Level 5, Gate G, Reimers Avenue, Auckland

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