The Mentally Fit Helpline will be available to all Olympians and Paralympians at Tokyo 2020 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 70 languages.
Access to the helpline is free and completely confidential and puts you in touch with a team of dedicated professionals who are independent of your coaches, your team and the IOC.
Any athlete who seeks support during Games time will be able to access six counselling sessions for up to three months after the Games.
Offering free and confidential support from expert licensed clinicians before, during and after the Games, the helpline is available in 70 languages, making it a truly universal resource.
Discussing what matters to you
The Mentally Fit Helpline is about helping you and your fellow athletes, regardless of your situation. Some of the topics you might want to talk about could include, but not be limited to:
- Managing pressure
- Feeling burnt out/overwhelmed
- Handling stress
- Dealing with injury
- Managing anxiety
- Bullying, harassment and abuse
Free and confidential
The confidentiality of the helpline means that any information you choose to share will be kept between you and your counsellors, who are dedicated professionals acting independently from any coaches or the IOC, and the details of those who contact the helpline will also be kept private.
With availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and via phone, email or web, you have a choice of the type of advice you receive – whether that’s short-term professional counselling, or in-the-moment telephone or video support.
The Mentally Fit Helpline will also be available to support you on your journey beyond Tokyo, with any athlete who seeks support during Games time eligible to receive six counselling sessions for up to three months after the Games.
The confidentiality of the helpline means that any information you choose to share will be kept between you and your counsellors.