About us

Aims and objectives

  • To raise awareness of mental health problems in sport and to promote best practice in addressing these.
  • To promote physical activity and exercise interventions throughout mental health services.

Executive Committee

Chair

Consultant Psychiatrist MB ChB, MPhil, FRCPsych

Regional Affective Disorders Service in Newcastle

Dr Currie is a full time NHS Consultant Psychiatrist and Lecturer.

He is an active member and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. His research interests include eating disorders, recovery, social inclusion, mood disorders and movement disorders.

He has published on a range of Sports Psychiatry topics including editing a handbook of Sports Psychiatry for clinicians and overseeing the 2007 UK Sport guidelines on eating disorders.

He is a member of the International Society for Sport Psychiatry (ISSP) and has acted as a consultant to a number of national sports organisations, supporting them in developing policy and practice guidelines and educational material

Finance Officer

Consultant Psychiatrist, MBBS, MRCPsych, Cert.Med.Ed (IU)

Dr Johnston is currently employed by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as Consultant Psychiatrist to the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team.

Dr Johnston chairs the Derbyshire Suicide Prevention Strategy Group and is a Sports Psychiatrist and Trustee to the award winning State of Mind Sportscharity.

Dr Johnston was employed as World Rugby League’s first Sports Psychiatrist by the Bradford Bulls RLFC over the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons and now works with athletes from diverse fields including Rugby, Football and Ballet. He is widely published in both Liaison & Sports Psychiatry including the Oxford Handbook of Sports Psychiatry.

He has spoken at a range of Sports Psychiatry events including successive RCPsych International Congresses, The Maudsley’s Game Changing in Mental Health, RFL and Sports Chaplaincy UK conferences.

Specialist Registrar in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry

Dr Mistry is the SEPSIG lead on exercise interventions in Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and is co-developing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module on this topic.

He has presented this material at several national conferences and is due to present at an international sports medicine conference in Delhi in December 2017.

Amit has international playing honours representing Great Britain at Rugby Tag (2014-2016).

Consultant Sports Psychiatrist at Cognacity

Dr Rogers has worked in many sports including football, rugby, cricket, swimming, horse racing, tennis, golf, boxing. Dr Rogers also has experience in the provision of expert evidence to sporting tribunals and UK Anti-Doping.

He has taken part in public health and education programmes, for example with the Professional Players Federation (PPF) around gambling education for professional jockeys.

Dr Rogers' medical training was at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He has also undertaken postgraduate training in Applied Sport Psychology, including researching online learning in performance psychology.

For SEPSIG he has taken a lead on describing the competencies of a sports psychiatrist and in developing links with the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS-DSEP).

Resources 

Organisations

Reading lists

Members of the Sports and Exercise SIG have put together reading lists on important topics:

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