This briefing paper on supporting young athletes with anxiety explores anxiety within a sports context, outlining possible signs and symptoms and what you should do if you suspect that a young person is struggling with an anxiety disorder.
The guidance examines some example scenarios where you might encounter a young athletes struggling with anxiety in your role within your sports organisation, and how to talk to young people about mental health.
Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
- anxiety in a sport environment
- recognising anxiety in young people
- responding to anxiety
- signposting young people to further information and support