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Mind Enquire

by Dr. Renata Fialho

Specialised therapy & consultation services helping to support neurodivergent athletes & individuals with long-term physical conditions

We offer one-to-one therapy tailored to address the unique challenges and promote well-being in these specific groups. Additionally, our consultation work with coaches and families aims to develop personalised care plans to enhance engagement, performance, and mental health support.

Mental Well-Being in High-Performance Sports

Elite athletes are exposed to a range of stressors that have been shown to increase their susceptibility to experiencing mental ill-health, including:

• Serious physical injuries
• Maladaptive perfectionism
• Competition for selection
• Periods of transition
• Performance issues

For example, injury following training burn out can increase the risk of anxiety symptoms. When anxious, our ability to focus becomes impaired, with the orbital frontal cortex becoming affected which will likely impact sports performance.


51.7% of athletes will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, however, only 29.1% will seek help.

To support the successful management and treatment of mental health symptoms and disorders amongst elite athletes, Mind Enquire emphasise:

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Alignment of mental health strategies

 

(e.g., educational interventions and challenging mental disorder stigma)

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Identification and drawing upon core values

(e.g. self management strategies)

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Commitment to change

(e.g., facilitation of health-seeking behaviours)

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At the helm of Mind Enquire is Dr. Renata Fialho, Lead Consultant Psychologist at RTN Mental Health Solutions

Dr Renata Fialho is Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Researcher, with extensive experience working with adults with mental health difficulties. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in Lisbon, Master’s in Medical and Psychology School in HIV and her PhD in chronic illness and neurocognition from the University of Sussex.

Currently, Dr Renata Fialho works in an NHS specialist service at the
general hospital. Having developed extensive experience with post-Covid
syndrome, emotional difficulties associated with long-term or chronic
conditions, such as FND, long Covid, fibromyalgia, and persistent physical
symptoms.

  • HCPC registered

  • BPS chartered member

  • ACP UK member

One-to-one Therapy for Long-Term Physical Conditions

Initial Assessment - £300

Follow-up Therapy - £240

Mind Enquire offers individual therapy for individuals with long-term physical conditions. This therapy is designed to help individuals cope with the challenges and emotional difficulties associated with conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, functional neurological disorders (FND), and the long-term effects of Covid.

The therapy focuses on addressing the psychological impact of these conditions, providing support, developing coping strategies, and improving overall well-being.

An initial consultation to determine the individual suitability to proceed with therapeutic interventions. 

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One-to-one Therapy for Neurodivergent Athletes

Initial Assessment - £300

Follow-up Therapy - £240

Mind Enquire provides individual therapy specifically tailored for neurodivergent athletes. Neurodivergent athletes may include individuals with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or other neurodevelopmental differences.

The therapy aims to address the unique challenges faced by neurodivergent athletes in sports and enhance their mental well-being. It may focus on improving self-confidence, managing anxiety, developing coping skills, and optimising performance in sports.

An initia
l consultation to determine the individual suitability to proceed with therapeutic interventions. 

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Initial Assessment - £300

Follow-up Therapy - £240

Mind Enquire offers specialised individual therapy services tailored for athletes contending with mental health challenges. Our focus is on nurturing resilience and optimal mental health in athletes facing adversities such as recovery from injuries, performance anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and more.

 

Through personalised therapy sessions, Dr Renata Fialho employs evidence-based practices to empower athletes. We work closely with our clients to navigate the psychological demands of athletic performance and recovery, ensuring that mental fortitude is strengthened alongside physical prowess.

Consultation

Consultation work with coaches and families

Consultation - £300

Mind Enquire offers consultation services to coaches and families of neurodivergent athletes. The purpose of these consultations is to collaboratively develop individual care plans that support the engagement, performance, and mental health of the athletes.

 

Through these consultations, Dr Fialho provides guidance and expertise in understanding the unique needs and challenges faced by neurodivergent athletes. The care plans may include strategies to optimise training, manage stress and anxiety, foster communication, and create a supportive environment that promotes both athletic development and mental well-being.

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For all enquiries relating to Mind Enquire, please email 
mind.enquire@rtnmentalhealthsolutions.com.

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