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Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in News |

Mental Health Week

This week is mental health week and here at EUAC we thought we would take a moment to reflect on mental health within our sport.

Archery is not a team sport in the traditional sense. At the end of the day it comes down to you standing alone on the shooting line. However, that’s not to say there is not a network of people who aren’t supporting you. Our team is our coaches, committee and friends who help us become better archers. From technical to emotional support the team is what helps you stand on the line and feel confident in your abilities.

Sometimes you will not perform as well as you hope. Equipment can fail, muscles can become tired and disappointment or frustration can wear you down.

Sometimes it can worse than this and panic over performance can take over. A recent article by World Archery discusses this target panic: When the wheels fall off: Target panic at the World Cup Final

However, this isn’t just an elite level issue. Whatever level you are at in sport you always want to do well and sometimes that pressure can be too much.

This is where having that team support can be vital and what makes us so thankful to be part of such a great community of sports teams at the University of Edinburgh.

The Sports Union has partnered with Scottish Association for Mental Health and together we are all aiming to create a community that is supportive of everyone. #LetsTalk #WeareEdinburgh