If you are looking for a psychotherapeutic or psychiatric treatment, contact the “Advice Center of Mental Health in Sport” – Prof. Ute Habel & Dr. Laura Lenzen.
Contact details of the “Advice Center of Mental Health in Sport”
A cooperation project between the Robert-Enke-Foundation and RWTH Aachen University
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 13:00 p.m. – 16:00 p.m.
For psychiatric or psychotherapeutic emergencies, please contact the nationwide, free health service (telephone number 116117).
Psychiatry, psychosomatics and psychotherapy in high-performance sport
Similar to other fields of application, the use of psychiatric or psychotherapeutic assistance in high-performance sport is markedly below the actual need. While seeing the orthopedist or the internist is taken for granted to the athletes, the self-conquest to make a use of treatment of a mental illness is obviously high.
Hereby, it is very important that psychiatric or psychotherapeutic expertise is used when an athlete seems to have existing indications of a possible mental disorder (eg depression or an anxiety disorder). Based on a competent diagnostics, only the right therapeutic steps can be taken in order to help the athlete and – as usually possible – achieve a re-integration into the sport in the short, medium or long term.
Lately, german psychiatrists and psychotherapists has reinforced attending to discuss mental disorders of high-performance athletes and is striving to improve the acceptance of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic work in the field of sport. In addition, short courses to specialized therapy should be presented to athletes, coaches and officials involved into high-performance sport.
Overview of measures
MentalEmpowerment is committed to supply more and professional offers of psychiatric-psychotherapeutic offers for the field of high-performance sport. To achieve this, MentalEmpowerment works closely with the Robert-Enke-Foundation’s advice center, with its help, athletes can be supplied promptly and at home with therapeutic help.
In the intersection between psychology and psychotherapy, MentalEmpowerment not only wants to anchor training opportunities for different target groups, but also improve the information for the public and the specialists by organizing and co-creating events.