Episode 76

Mental Health Awareness Week - Dame Kelly Holmes

Published on: 7th May, 2021

This episode features an interview with Dame Kelly Holmes from the Her Spirit Podcast. Details below. Dame Kelly talks frankly about the mental health issues she has faced and the self-harming she was carrying out in the year before her historic gold medal winning performances in Athens in 2004. She continued to self-harm until 2017.

There are some powerful and heartfelt words from Kelly who shares the highs and the the lows of a phenomenal career as an athlete.

This interview was first aired and can be heard in full on the Her Spirit Podcast


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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Mark Shardlow

Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.