Child mental health crisis: Are we ‘medicalising’ children?

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A recent article by The Guardian has revealed a crisis in Children’s mental health and a feared “medicalisation of childhood”.

Natasha Devon has been liaising with schools to deliver mental health and well-being classes and she has declared that an average of three children in a class were diagnosed with mental illness.

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GUEST BLOG: Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries, a blog focused on disability sport, has written an article about Depression in professional footballers for tacklingstigma.

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WATCH: Adebayo Akinfenwa talks mental health


Adebayo Akinfenwa is an English Professional Footballer who plays as a striker for AFC Wimbledon. Akinfenwa has also played for Northampton Town prior to signing a 14 month contract with AFC Wimbledon. He is arguably one of the most famous players in the lower leagues of English football, due to his strength from which he has developed the brand “Beast Mode”. He has gone on record of having “Premier League status” despite playing in League 2. Continue reading

Watch: Mind charity’s ‘Get, Set, Go!’

Sport England and Mind charity have teamed up to help break down the stigma attached to mental health.’Get Set Go’ is a national initiative set up to encourage people to participate in sport in order to improve their mental health. Watch the video below to see Lois Swinnerton report on the Big News in Dudley.

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Mental health charter reflects on their one year anniversary


tacklingstigma has been in contact with the mental health charter for sport and recreation’s policy advisor, Hannah Dobbin. The Alliance recently surpassed its one year anniversary and Hannah has written a blog to reflect on its development and how it has made an impact.

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