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Thinking Football Summit 2022 announces first panel – Futebol Nacional

Gilberto Silva, Susana Torres and Katie Bernardo will discuss the issue of mental health in high-level athletes

The Thinking Football Summit 2022 announced this Thursday the first panel of the event, organized by Liga Portugal, which will focus on the topic of mental health of high competition athletes. Gilberto Silva, former football world champion, Susana Torres, High Performance coach, and Kaite Bernardo, CEO and Founder of Global Football Management, are part of the panel, where the secrets to deal psychologically with the pressure that exists in sport will be analyzed of high competition. The mental health of athletes – who have to deal with various challenges in order to achieve the goals they set for themselves – is a topic that, for decades, was forgotten and is now taken with a different seriousness by sports entities.

Liga Portugal also reports a worrying fact. According to a study carried out by the University of Toronto, about 41% of athletes from the Canadian National Teams, who were training for the Tokyo 2022 Olympic Games, met the criteria for the diagnosis of depression.

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