Maximising performance environments – helping athletes to thrive
Wednesday 8th May 16:55 - 17:30
The aim of performance psychology is to help athletes prepare for the demands of training and competition – working to achieve a positive healthy mindset. The EIS have created a new psychology framework that seeks to develop the ‘person’ as well as the ‘performer’. By facilitating the creation of psychologically informed environments through specific interventions, behaviours and cultures, athletes are presented with the best opportunity to thrive and succeed. This is fully aligned to the EIS’ Performance Lifestyle person first approach. The performance lifestyle team provide a proactive service to help elite athletes engage in life planning and career development, create and develop broader identities beyond their sport, and manage their transition to, through, and from the World Class Programme. Exploring the desire to nurture a positive mental health environment across the Olympic and Paralympic sport system – this session will explore the latest approaches to performance psychology and Performance Lifestyle presented by those leading the disciplines in high performance sport.