Building Mental Resilience with Chris Robshaw

Building Mental Resilience with Chris Robshaw

By Dr Alex

Former England Rugby Captain and Harlequin’s star flanker, Chris Robshaw shares his experiences on how he has dealt with some of the more incredible highs and lows from his long sporting career.

He talks to Alex about leadership, mental resilience, encouraging other players in the game and discusses how dyslexia shaped his childhood.

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Trigger warning: contains a reference to suicide.

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