Maudsley Health at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi

Participating at the Special Olympics World Games held for the first time in Abu Dhabi was an incredible two weeks. We led on the Strong Minds program, which is part of Healthy Athletes that helps the athletes manage their stress, improve their emotional well being and build resilience.

We had different stations focusing on positive thinking, stress balls, breathing exercises and stretching to provide them with helpful tips to stay calm and manage their emotions.

During the two weeks, we welcomed members of the Royal Family, VIP’s from the Special Olympics International and of course thousands of incredible and determined athletes from all over the world.