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Reflections on the Field of Mental Health in Sport: Critical Issues and Ways of Moving Forward

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In this epilogue to the special issue of Journal of Applied Sport Psychology on mental health in sport, we draw together just a few of the lessons that can be learned from the six papers presented within. Specifically, we draw attention to three issues that reflect the state of field: models of athlete mental health care; the role of recreational sports in mental health promotion; and, the need for improved study quality. All this is not an exhaustive list, we hope that the discussion of these s = issues can help to move the field forward. Lay Summary:In this epilogue to the Special Issue we draw together the contributions of the included papers and offer commentary on three issues facing the field: (1) models of athlete mental health care; (2) the role of recreational sports in mental health promotion; and, (3) the need for improved study quality.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Vella, S. A., Swann, C., & Tamminen, K. A. (2021). Reflections on the Field of Mental Health in Sport: Critical Issues and Ways of Moving Forward. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 33(1), 123-129. doi:10.1080/10413200.2020.1854898

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85097443968

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 129

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • In this epilogue to the special issue of Journal of Applied Sport Psychology on mental health in sport, we draw together just a few of the lessons that can be learned from the six papers presented within. Specifically, we draw attention to three issues that reflect the state of field: models of athlete mental health care; the role of recreational sports in mental health promotion; and, the need for improved study quality. All this is not an exhaustive list, we hope that the discussion of these s = issues can help to move the field forward. Lay Summary:In this epilogue to the Special Issue we draw together the contributions of the included papers and offer commentary on three issues facing the field: (1) models of athlete mental health care; (2) the role of recreational sports in mental health promotion; and, (3) the need for improved study quality.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Vella, S. A., Swann, C., & Tamminen, K. A. (2021). Reflections on the Field of Mental Health in Sport: Critical Issues and Ways of Moving Forward. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 33(1), 123-129. doi:10.1080/10413200.2020.1854898

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85097443968

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 129

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 1