Head of Content - SHP and Safety & Health Expo, UBM

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Charlotte Geoghegan is Head of Content for UBM’s Protection & Management portfolio, which includes SHP, Safety & Health Expo, IFSEC, FIREX, Facilities Show and Field Service Management Expo.

January 14, 2019

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mental illness in sport

Video: How sports stars are tackling stigma around mental illness

When high-profile sports stars speak about their struggles with mental illness, it makes a difference.

That’s according to Mind’s Head of Physical Activity, who recently spoke to SHP. This video highlights some of Mind’s research into the impact sport stars are having.

For further reading see: Mental health in sport: Winning the off-pitch battles


See the new Workplace Wellbeing Show at Safety & Health Expo 2019. Registration is now open, click below to secure your free place.

Get Your Free Ticket to Jonny Wilkinson's Talk at Safety & Health Expo 2019

Arguably one of the best-known rugby players in the world, Jonny Wilkinson CBE famously kicked the drop goal that won England the 2003 World Cup with just seconds left in the final. Much of Jonny’s success on the field, however, took its psychological toll. Jonny has dealt with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. In his honest, unguarded speech, entitled ‘Success on the field and mental health: a personal account of understanding what matters’, Jonny will recount how his focus and dedication to the sport he loves meant overlooking important parts of his life.

Hear Jonny Wilkinson at Safety & Health Expo | ExCeL London | Thursday 20 June | 11:30 - 12:30 

Jonny Wilkinson

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