A leading dance psychotherapist and former Royal Ballet dancer, from the Isle of Wight, has been handed an award.

Terry Hyde has been named Dance Healthcare Practitioner of the Year at the One Dance UK 2021 awards.

He is being praised for maintaining the health and wellbeing of dance professionals and students.

Terry used to dance with the Royal Ballet and is able to draw on his own personal experience to support the next generation of dancers.

He works to encourage dance companies to understand the benefits of good mental health.

Terry said: "I am delighted to receive this award at a time when dancers really need as much support as possible to help their career journey.

"Since starting Counselling For Dancers in 2017, my work has been welcomed by performers of all ages.

"They have wanted help with a wide range of issues including career pressure, auditions, bullying, exam anxiety, body image, eating disorders, transition and injury."

Last year, responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, Terry ran free online therapy sessions for dancers around the world and launched a free app, called Help4Dancers, featuring pre-recorded sessions with a professional dancers and practitioners.