Episode 29 is an interview with Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE. Over the course of her 17-year international Hockey career she amassed 19 medals including an Olympic bronze at London 2012, the European Championship title in 2015, World Cup bronze and Commonwealth silver, before finally reaching the pinnacle of her sport with an Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics 2016
We talk about how hockey has developed as a sport and what it’s like to play at an elite level. Helen also also talks openly about mental health in sport and her own battle with depression. For those of you wanting a bit more on the stories we both reference – I’ll pop some links below.
Hope you enjoy our chat.
More information / links to stories mentioned in this episode:
- Rio Olympics 2016: GB women win first hockey gold on penalties – click here.
- Helen Richardson-Walsh: GB hockey player talks about depression – click here.
- Tammy Parlour on her own experience with anorexia and bulimia – click here.
- Stories of other athletes and their challenges with mental health – click here.