Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on national team athletes’ mental health and mental performance

The goal of Dr. Dithurbide’s research and partnership with Own the Podium is to gather and share empirical evidence to inform future psychological support for Canada’s national athletes by examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental health and mental performance, and more specifically, the interplay between these variables. The outcomes of this research will be used to optimize mental health and mental performance support provided to athletes and support staff, create or strengthen policies to effectively mitigate the effects of major disasters and social disruptions, and allocate the necessary resources to preserve the mental health and to support the mental performance of Canada’s most talented athletes. 


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