Out on the pitch: sport and mental health in LGBT people

Daniel Callwood, Matthew Smith

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Abstract

It has become commonplace to associate participation in sport and exercise with positive health, with the NHS even branding sport as a ‘miracle cure’. Such recommendations lean on empirical evidence that emphasises the benefits of physical activity on overall health –both physical and mental. These guidelines are well-meaning, but they rely on a view of sport that is shorn of cultural context, and does not account for how experiences of sport and exercise vary enormously for different groups within society.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1704-1705
Number of pages2
JournalLancet
Volume394
Issue number10210
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2019

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  • sport
  • mental health
  • LGBT in sport
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people
  • health policy recommendations

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Callwood, Daniel ; Smith, Matthew. / Out on the pitch : sport and mental health in LGBT people. In: Lancet. 2019 ; Vol. 394, No. 10210. pp. 1704-1705.
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