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Insight: Game Over (Part 1)
Game Over (Part 1)
SBS  |  April 11, 2017

How do champions cope with life after sport? Basketball great, Lauren Jackson, and former Sydney Swans captain, Barry Hall, have both revealed their struggles with mental health and wellbeing since retiring from professional sport. Jackson joins a cast of sporting champions, including fellow Olympians Libby Trickett, Matthew Mitcham, Jana Pittman and some of Australia's most elite professional sports stars, as they share their experiences of life after sport with a room full of Australia's future athletes.

A 2015 Australian study surveyed 224 elite athletes after retirement and found the most common mental health issues experienced were depression, eating disorders, and general psychological distress - though these issues occurred at the same rate as they do in the wider community. Nonetheless, the public nature of their lives makes struggling with change and transition a unique challenge for our sporting heroes. This week on Insight, champions come together to share laughs, tears, and their stories.

How do champions cope with life after sport? Basketball great, Lauren Jackson, and former Sydney Swans captain, Barry Hall, have both revealed their struggles with mental health and wellbeing since retiring from professional sport. Jackson joins a cast of sporting champions, including fellow Olympians Libby Trickett, Matthew Mitcham, Jana Pittman and some of Australia's most elite professional sports stars, as they share their experiences of life after sport with a room full of Australia's future athletes.

A 2015 Australian study surveyed 224 elite athletes after retirement and found the most common mental health issues experienced were depression, eating disorders, and general psychological distress - though these issues occurred at the same rate as they do in the wider community. Nonetheless, the public nature of their lives makes struggling with change and transition a unique challenge for our sporting heroes. This week on Insight, champions come together to share laughs, tears, and their stories.

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