In this week’s podcast, Dr Phil Hopley explains to Dr Will Wynter Bee the impact of the COVID crisis on athletes’ mental health as well as discussing his role in setting up mental health services for the European tour. He also provides insights into how, clinically, he assesses and manages mental health conditions in elite athletes. Georgia Hopley discusses her research providing valuable insights into the prevalence of common mental health conditions in elite golfers.
Useful links we discuss:
Mental health in elite athletes: International Olympic Committee consensus statement (2019)- bjsm.bmj.com/content/53/11/667
Cognacity – www.cognacity.co.uk/
National institute of mental health – www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
Mind – www.mind.org.uk/information-suppo…-everyday-living/
Sane – www.sane.org.uk/
Calm – www.thecalmzone.net/