Guest speaker profile: Abigail Davies

Time to talk about mental health and sport

Abi Davies & Swansea City's Leon Britton
by Richard Early
ABIGAIL Davies is a 26-year-old Welsh Sports Broadcast (MSc) student at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and an ambassador of the United Kingdom’s eating disorder charity, ‘Beat’. 
Abi is passionate in raising awareness about eating disorders after experiencing mental health struggles due to anorexia. She credits a love of football and her beloved Swansea City with helping her through some of her most difficult times.
Ahead of the conference, she said: “I am extremely proud to be an ambassador for a charity [Beat] that helped and supported my family during my darkest days.
“Having suffered from anorexia, depression and borderline personality disorder from a very young age, it is important to me that I help remove the stigma and fight for things like early intervention and better access to treatments.
“I have no shame in admitting that I struggle with my mental health and by giving public talks and fulfilling media duties, I hope that I can help other sufferers to see that they are worth so much more than their mental illnesses, and allow them to believe and ensure they know that there is always someone willing to listen and help.”

You can book a place to attend the conference here 


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