We are joined by top sports psychiatrist Dr Allan Johnston who is employed by the English Institute of Sport (EIS) supporting our Great Britain Olympic and Paralympic Athletes in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Allan also works as a consultant performance psychiatrist for the LMA, supporting the mental health and well being of premier league and football league managers. We find ourselves in extremely uncertain and unprecedented times with the Covid-19 Pandemic. Mantality arranged a podcast with top sports psychiatrist Dr Allan Johnston who is employed by the English Institute of Sport (EIS) supporting our Great Britain Olympic and Paralympic Athletes in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Allan also works as a consultant performance psychiatrist for the LMA, supporting the mental health and well being of premier league and football league managers. Allan shares with the Mantality listeners the models he uses with elite athletes to understand and cultivate resilience through tough times which can be used by listeners to help them find their own resilience through the Pandemic. Alan also gives listeners methods to help them create the ideal lockdown schedule as well as a method to help them cope with stress, worry and feelings of anxiety. Stevie and Allan also dive into the masculine identity, how the pandemic may be having effects on our Olympic and Paralympic athletes mental health and discuss Allan’s approach to being a leading sports psychiatrist. Allan’s methods and models will be on the Mantality website along with videos of Allan explaining how to work through them: manatalitymagazine.com/coronavirus

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