I'm not a particularly prolific poster on here and it may be a bit of a curve ball posting this in the Sports Medicine section (I've also posted in the Psych section) but I wondered if anyone has any advice...
I have just started a core psychiatry training post am beginning to explore potential specialities as obviously I need to start shaping my CV over the next 3 years. Sports psychiatry is something I've thought about for a while (especially with the spotlight on depression in football over the last few years) and is something which I have become increasingly interested in since (in part, no doubt, due to the 'olympic atmosphere' the country has been taken over by in the past few days).
My question is whether sports psychiatry is a recognised speciality in the UK? Google searches bring up the International Society for Sports Psychiatry but not much else, and certainly nothing in the UK. It is not currently a recognised subsection of the RCPsych. Is this relatively new and emerging specialty a realistic career choice?
Anyone know anyone specialising or considering specialising in this area or have any advice? Thanks!