The full article produced by the BBC gives some really interesting examples/stories of individual sports people.
More than half of former professional sportspeople have had concerns about their mental or emotional wellbeing since retiring, according to a new survey.
Retired athletes also told the BBC they “lose their identity” when they finish playing sport, experiencing “loss”, “regret” and “devastation”.
One in two ex-players of the 800 who responded to the Professional Players’ Federation (PPF) survey did not feel in control of their lives within two years of finishing their careers.
In research conducted by the BBC in 2018 they list 5 of the most powerful stories they heard from athletes dealing with life after sport.
See the full article on the BBC’s website by clicking here