Mental Health

It’s ok to not be ok

Mental Health in Sports

Recently read about Glenn Maxwell, the Australian cricketing all rounder, taking indefinite break due to mental health issues. And this news has been taken so well by all in the fraternity. It is seen that the number of players especially elite players going through mental health issues is on rise and more so before important events such as Olympics, World Cups, World Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games etc. One study of 50 swimmers competing for positions in Canada’s Olympic and World Championship teams found that before competition 68% of them met the criteria for a major depressive episode. Mental Health is not really well accepted by our society as yet. Ignorance or lack of education regarding mental health and its causes and treatment could be claimed as the main reason. Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well being. It affects how people think, feel and act. It also helps…

Sports Counseling

Sports and Personality Development in Children

Sports, with their impact and influence, have always had a place in society. Its magnificent ability to unite people makes sport a powerful communication tool. Sports also help to strengthen connections and trust in our wider communities. The sports dynamic essentially transcends all social, political and ethnic barriers. Let us look at some ways in which Sports contribute to a growing child’s personality. Enhances Self Esteem Reduce anxiety Builds a positive outlook towards life Builds team work and collaboration Inculcates healthy sense of competition Better body image Builds ability to handle setback and failures Builds better social skills Promotes many values such as discipline, team spirit, time management, crisis management, resilience etc. Improves cognitive function, academic performance and behaviour in school. Athletes have higher levels of academic achievement than non-athletes. Facts about sport participation: Research proves that kids who are involved in sports have better concentration level that those who are…