Publication looks at coaches role in promoting athlete mental well-being

A coach’s role should include fostering a team culture that supports athlete’s mental health, encouraging care-seeking and supporting athletes currently receiving mental healthcare. That conclusion is supporting in the paper “Determining the role of sport coaches in promoting athlete mental health: a narrative review and Delphi approach” which was recently published in journal BMJ.

Prevention Strategies Director of Research and Innovation, Stephen Hebard, PhD, is a co-author on the publication along with Emily Kroshus, ScD, MPH and James E. Bissett, M.Sc.

The study is the first to use a structured Delphi process to develop specific recommendations about the role coaches can play in supporting athlete mental health.

The full article can be read here

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