Mental health issues within all sports are important to address. Like a person's physical attributes, mental health alters throughout life. Recognising a mental illness, such as depression, in athletes is of utmost importance. 1 in 4 people in the U.K can be affected by mental health issues such as depression or anxiety so educating athletes and coaches about its effects is vital. Athletes are no different to anyone else and the pressure of media, peers, success, competing, training and winning can all contribute to a depressive state.