Since the suspension of professional football in Australia due to COVID-19, 58% of players have reported symptoms of anxiety while 45% demonstrated symptoms of depression according to Professional Footballers Australia.
We think this trajectory is true across all sports.
This heightened anxiety around financial insecurity is coupled by teammate isolation and disruption to training schedules, these are key pillars for all athlete's mental health.
The public scrutiny is also detrimental to a players wellbeing.
The mental health of an athlete or any individual is something we take very seriously at Rich Digital and is of the upmost importance.
Which is why we are proud partners of @athletesforlife26.2 to help athletes get through tough times.