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Mental Health in Sport

While media watching recently I couldn’t help but notice the number of high profile past and present Australian athletes publicly sharing their battles with mental health issues.  From the perspective of a psychologist working in the sports industry, this is certainly not news to me.  But it has me wondering, is the concept of elite level athletes being vulnerable to mental health difficulties news to the general public?  At this point I really tuned in to hear the responses of the wider community and what followed was a barrage of statements indicating that most believe elite athletes are immune to mental health difficulties.

Dispelling the myths – Athletes are humans too!
Traditional support structures for elite athletes are based around managing […]

What will you learn? Psychological skills, strategies, & charactertistics targeted when working with a sport and performance psychologist at Mental Notes Consulting

What do we do?

One thing we do is we teach psychological skills and strategies to assist and optimise people’s performance.  This skills and strategies help to build psychological characteristics associated with success, health, and happiness!

When each of the psychologists was asked to put a list together of the ‘top ten skills they most often train’, this is what we came up with… It was too difficult to construct one list of ten for the team as we all have our own professional strengths and interests, so there are nearly thirty psychological skills, strategies, and characteristics!

Goal Setting | Commitment
Performance Planning & Reviews
Concentration | Attention | Refocusing
Arousal Management | Activation | Energisation
Optimism
Emotional Management
Self-Confidence
Value-Driven Behaviour-Committed Action
Cognitive Restructuring
Ideal Performance State – ‘A Game’
Imagery
Breathing Techniques […]

Looking for a Sport Psychologist in London – United Kingdom?

If you are looking for a sport psychologist to work with in London, call Dr Andrea Furst on 0744 744 7549 and she will organise an appointment with you!

Check our her bio on the Mental Notes Consulting website.

And, check out her LinkedIn profile.

If you have any questions prior to booking your appointment please email us on info@mentalnotesconsulting.com.au.

Looking for a Sport Psychologist in Singapore?

If you are looking for a sport psychologist to work with in Singapore, call Singapore Sports Medicine Centre on 6737 1000 and they will be able to book you an appointment with Dr Jay-Lee Longbottom!

Singapore Sports Medicine Centre provides a variety of collaborative sports medicine services in the same location, which is truly unique to Singapore… A ‘one stop shop’!

Singapore Sports Medicine Centre
10 Sinaran Drive
#08-08 Novena Medical Center
Singapore 307 506
www.ssmc.sg

Located in the swish Novena Medical Center where there is ample undercover parking and lift access.

If you have any questions prior to booking your appointment please email us on info@mentalnotesconsulting.com.au.

Looking for a Sport Psychologist in Perth, Western Australia?

We have the West covered!

If you are looking for a sport psychologist to work with in Perth contact us on info@mentalnotesconsulting.com.au.

Looking for a Sport Psychologist on the Gold Coast, Queensland – Australia?

If you are looking for a sport psychologist to work with on the Gold Coast, call Allsports Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine on 5528 2666 and they will be able to book you an appointment with us!

Allsports Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine is the home to one of the board members, Dr Kerrie Evans, of the World Scientific Congress of Golf.

Allsports Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine
5/102 Queen Street
Southport 4215
www.allsportsphysio.com.au

Access via Queen Street and there is parking available directly out the front of the clinic.

If you have any questions prior to booking your appointment please email us on info@mentalnotesconsulting.com.au.

Looking for a Sport Psychologist on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland – Australia?

The love of applied sport psychology started for us on the Sunshine Coast!

If you are looking for a sport psychologist to work with on the Sunshine Coast contact us on info@mentalnotesconsulting.com.au.

 

Looking for a Sport Psychologist in Brisbane, Queensland – Australia?

If you are looking for a sport psychologist to work with in Brisbane, call the Queensland Sports Medicine Centre on 3891 2000 and they will be able to book you an appointment with us!

Queensland Sports Medicine Centre is located in the Hyundai Centre at the iconic Gabba Cricket Ground, the home of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.

Queensland Sports Medicine Centre
Hyundai Centre
The Gabba Cricket Ground
812 Stanley Street
Woolloongabba 4102
www.qsmc.net.au

There is limited parking available directly out the front of Gate 2 near the corner of Stanley and Main Streets.

If you have any questions prior to booking your appointment please email us on info@mentalnotesconsulting.com.au.

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Sport Psychology: Something for everyone!

Working within Mental Notes Consulting has many benefits!  One of which is the teamwork that exists between the consultants.  As we have a number of consultants working in different areas we are able to meet and discuss various ideas and opinions, and as a result, improve our practice.

We use this process to try and regularly assess how we are performing as sport psychologists with our clients.  More recently, as we were going through a review process, I began to notice the great similarities in the work we do with elite athletes and other groups of people.  There are also some clear differences in the work we do with athletes competing at the highest levels but more often than not […]