Edge Hill academics support men’s mental health programme

Edge Hill University academics have helped a sporting charity secure funding to extend a successful mental health programme for men. The University’s sport and mental health research team were commissioned by Rugby League Cares (RL Cares) to explore the impact of their Offload programme which aims to improve men’s mental health; the results are now […]

Academic highlights the ‘hidden’ violence plaguing the sports world

An academic at Edge Hill University’s new Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport has voiced concerns about the ‘hidden’ violence plaguing the sports world.

Edge Hill Support Key To James’ Life-Changing Desert Experience

An Edge Hill University student who made headlines after recovering from life-threatening injuries is already looking forward to his next challenge after completing one of the world’s toughest races. James Thompson, from Maghull, who spent six months in hospital after a serious crash during a cycling event in 2014, completed Marathon des Sables in mid-April, […]

Mental illness and poor mental health common among people who play sport, exercise or work in the sport and physical activity sector

In the first ever nationwide survey of its kind, academics at Edge Hill University, in partnership with DOCIAsport, have announced today (15 April) that mental illness and poor mental health are commonly experienced by people who play sport, exercise or who work in the UK sport and physical activity sector. Responses from over 1200 men […]

Sport and the Brain: Why it matters

Department of Sport & PA researchers Dr David Marchant, Paul Ellison and Emma Huntley presented their work at the recent British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology conference at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The BPS is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK and are responsible for the […]