Depression among sportspeople is gradually becoming less of a stigma as more men and women who play professional sport come forward and share their own battles with mental health problems.

GB Paralympian and 2012 gold medal winner Danielle Brown and Olympic 1500 metre finalist Laura Weightman are two of the top sportspeople to take part in a guest panel session at our joint North East/North West Branch one-day conference, 16 November, at the Ethiad stadium in Manchester.

People in middle age could make themselves smarter by taking part in more exercise.

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could perform better academically if they carry out more exercise.

Football can be used to educate and inspire young people in the UK.

Sports journalists may show more bias on social media sites than they do in their newspaper reports.

Sportspeople are likely to feel a little down after taking part in a major competition, it has been suggested.

UK Athletics (UKA) has announced the appointment of renowned sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters to the UKA Performance team.

People who play on games consoles like the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox-Kinect are more likely to want to take more exercise, and just watching others play can encourage you to take exercise too.

Top footballers can become mentally focused with the help of sports psychologists, it has been suggested.