Mental Health Special

The shutdown of cricket around the world is both a huge blow and a huge opportunity - we have the space to reflect on why we love cricket so and why it's not an exaggeration to say we need it. So this week we're looking at the game's impact on mental health, mental health's role in playing and watching cricket at all levels, and how the COVID-19 pandemic affects that symbiotic relationship. Host Nakul Pande reached out across three continents to assemble a panel to tackle these most important of questions: IN THE UK Martin Cropper, Personal Development Manager at the Professional Cricketers' Association Mark Boyns, founder of suicide prevention and mental health non-profit Opening Up Cricket IN INDIA Ankit Mishra, co-founder and editor of our long-standing partners CricTracker IN AUSTRALIA And, be still our beating nerdy hearts, Rob Moody, prolific curator of the Robelinda Youtube channel You can find a list of mental health hotlines, helplines and resources here - and as Nakul says on the show, if you want to talk, we want to listen. Let's stay connected, eh? You can get our pods BEFORE ANYONE ELSE at - thank you so much for your continued support, and thanks to Jon Stone for producing.

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