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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1704-1705
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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