Bundesliga side Mainz win Robert Enke prize for mental health work

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Bundesliga side Mainz have been awarded the Robert Enke Foundation’s Mental Health in Junior Sports Award for its “Psycho-social Injury Management” project. The prize was presented on Wednesday in Wolfsburg by Teresa Enke, president of the foundation. Her husband, former Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke, took his own life 12 years ago to the day. “Just sitting here and talking about mental health is a big step forward,” Enke said. “There have been a lot of well-known athletes publicly admitting to suffering from mental health problems, that’s a big step forward from when Robby thought you couldn…

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