Elite Sport and Mental Health | Ian Braid, MD, DOCIAsport

mhaw18-insta-blueI was very fortunate during Mental Health Awareness week to attend a talk given by Ian Braid, MD DOCIAsport. 

DOCIA stands for Duty of  Care in Action.

Ian spearheaded a talk at The Sussex Innovation for the start-up companies based there.

Ian spoke from the heart and very openly about his own experience with mental health issues at the top of his career within the the governing bodies of elite sport.

In the interview (below) for Sport and Recreation Alliance Ian discusses the current climate and approaches to mental health within elite sport and what needs to change along the chain of care.

Happy listening and in words Ian likes to pass on, “Take and give care”.

Ian Braid

About Ian 

Ian Braid founder and MD of DOCIAsport has significant experience in sports leadership.

As CEO of the British Athletes Commission he gained considerable knowledge of the infrastructure of sport and its governance. He made important contributions to the development of sport – for example informing the DCMS report into “Duty of Care” in sport; the selection policies and processes for the Commonwealth Games 2018 and ensuring sport took more responsibility for “adults at risk” by securing Sport England funding for the Ann Craft Trust. which was been established to offer a collaborative partnership service to National Governing Bodies (NGBs), member associations and Higher Education institutions providing independent advice, support and guidance on all aspects of Duty of Care in Action.



Mental Health Foundation: Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mitigating Stress | Sam Pont, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer

Is Stress Merely a Word? | Dean Dickinson, Registered Osteopath and Chartered Physiotherapist

Understanding Stress and How it Affects your Emotions | Mark Vahrmeyer, Registered Psychotherapist

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