The importance of mental health in sport has been brought to the public attention over the last 12 months with several high-profile athletes speaking out. But what is the relationship between mental health and doping? How can poor mental health lead to doping and how does doping affect mental health? What strategies can an athlete use to support and improve their mental health? And most importantly, what can coaches, athlete support personnel and the entire sport system do to support the athletes’ wellbeing to prevent doping?
In this webinar we delved into this topic with Thais Cevada, PhD, Brazilian Doping Control Authority (ABCD), who shared her expertise and knowledge and Genevieve Jeanson, former professional cyclist and Canadian Olympian, who shared her story of how a difficult personal situation can lead to doping. Importantly, both panelists will offer solutions for us all to contribute to improving the mental health of athletes, and thus protecting them against doping.