SPORTS MINISTRY TO LAUNCH MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMME FOR ATHLETES

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Sport Minister Olivia Grange says her Ministry is launching a mental health programme within the next few weeks to help the nation’s athletes to cope with the effects of covid-19.

In a statement this afternoon, she said the covid-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted the lives and livelihood of our athletes, coaches, and their support staff; and the ministry felt it is extremely important to provide them with the support they require.

The mental health programme for Jamaican athletes is being implemented with local and international support.

The mental health programme is the latest in a series of actions by the Ministry to “assist athletes, coaches, and their support teams to go through this trying period.