Reducing the risk of athlete suicide in and through sport

Last updated: 25 May 2018 Topics: Working with our partners

This briefing on reducing the risk of suicide in and through sport (PDF) provides guidance on how the steps sports organisations can take to reduce the risk of suicide in young athletes. 

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)
Published: 2018


  • Awareness
  • what to do if someone needs help
  • mental health first aid
  • talking about suicide
  • links to specialist support services

Further information

For more information about what sports organisations can do to promote good mental health and wellbeing, take a look at our guidance page.

The NSPCC also has guidance on mental health and suicidal thoughts in children and young people

Download the briefing (PDF)