Joe Nickel
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Joe first experienced warning signs of his mental health problem in 2009, while working in Wealth Management at a large bank when the first credit crunch struck.
As he recovered, he found a part time role on a mental health programme called Time to Change, run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness and now he works for Parkinson’s UK. The job combined his passion for sport with project management expertise. In his blog he talks about how important it is for sporting legends like Freddie to speak out about depression. He hopes that other people will find comfort in his honesty, and that it helps people talk more openly about mental health.

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Andrew Flintoff's The Hidden Side of Sport: A Powerful and Important Message

(1) Comments | Posted 12 January 2012 | (10:05)

What a fantastic film. I didn't know that Andrew Flintoff had experienced depression until I watched it. The documentary captures moments of paralysing self doubt, anxiety and unhappiness for Freddie. And I was surprised - how could someone as strong as Flintoff, someone so larger-than-life, so robust and charismatic feel...

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