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Former Olympian Jessie Barr. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Former Olympian Jessie Barr. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
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Watch: Olympian Jessie Barr on the importance of mental health in sport

OLYMPIAN Jessie Barr was the special guest at the 13th Echo Women in Sport awards at the Cork Airport Hotel.

John McHale with Jessie Barr at the Cork Airport hotel. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
John McHale with Jessie Barr at the Cork Airport hotel. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

In an in-depth interview with John McHale the Waterford native explored the mental side of sport, from underage to elite level and what a critical role mental well-being plays in maximising talent.

Part 1: How significant is mental health in succeeding in sport at all levels?

Jessie Barr competes in the 400m hurdles. Picture: INPHO/Ian MacNicol
Jessie Barr competes in the 400m hurdles. Picture: INPHO/Ian MacNicol

Part 2: Is sport doing enough for though struggling?


Jessie and Thomas Barr. Picture: Alan Place
Jessie and Thomas Barr. Picture: Alan Place
Part 3: The impact parents have on their children's sporting lives: