There is a programme on tonight about Freddie Flintoff crying.
He is going to be talking about ‘ his dark days of depression’
It is often seen as a taboo subject, particularly amongst sportsmen.
I was going to keep this blog quite general, but as a psychologist, I wanted to add this.
The Professional Football Association has published a book all about Depression in Sport
They have sent it to 4000 footballers.
This is a great step forward I think.
I am writing a book for Icon Publishers, called ‘ CBT at Work’.
It is all about using a Toolkit based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT, to help watch out for warning signs when things start getting tricky and what you can do about it to help yourself and / or alert others.
I have been doing it a long time for lots of big Companies, including H M Treasury, H M Prisons and on Cruise Ships – see my website