In this second session of our two-part series Dr. Heather Wheeler, Clinical Psychologist, will continue the discussion around RED-S and how she approaches the syndrome from a mental health perspective.
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) is a syndrome which can adversely affect the health and performance of athletes, both female and male, of all ages. It is characterized by a range of negative health and performance outcomes that result from prolonged, long-term low energy availability (LEA). These outcomes can include impaired hormone function, reduction in bone health and menstrual dysfunction in females. It is commonly reported in athletes in endurance sports however RED-S can impact athletes across all sports.
Speaker: Heather Wheeler, Ph.D., C.Psych
Mental Health Practitioner at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, Clinical Psychologist
Platform: Microsoft Teams
Presentation slides available here.