Impact of COVID-19 on Athlete Mental Health – Strategies to Promote Emotional Wellness

Bird, Stephen P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5607-3829 (2021) Impact of COVID-19 on Athlete Mental Health – Strategies to Promote Emotional Wellness. International Journal of Strength and Conditioning, 1 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2634-2235

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Abstract

Recently, I have been heavily involved in discussions with my international colleagues and research teams from New Zealand, Europe, Canada, and United States, around identifying key strategies, solutions and protocols for elite basketball organizations following the unprecedented circumstances and challenges presented by Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our discussions have centred specifically on two key areas of player health and wellbeing, those being: (1) the potential mental health challenges faced by coaches, players and support staff, due to quarantine and isolation demands of the unique, yet unknown “NBA bubble”; and (2) the overall impact of COVID-19 and the NBA bubble on player health and wellbeing, in the context of ‘emotional wellness’.For the purpose of this editorial, ‘emotional wellness’ is defined as a “person’s ability to cope with daily circumstances and to deal with personal feelings in a positive, optimistic, and constructive manner”.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2020 03:36
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2021 22:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental health, COVID-19, Athletes, Basketball
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.47206/ijsc.v1i1.33
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40347

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