Written PQ 5060. Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye: To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) what mental health support is provided to Team Singapore athletes after they have retired from competitive sports; and (b) whether such support is extended to retired eSports athletes.
1. The Member may wish to refer to responses to Dr Wan Rizal’s and Ms Hany Soh’s Parliamentary Questions on 13 September 2022 and 5 October 2021 respectively for more details on mental health support for our national athletes, which include our esports athletes. Through such support during their active competition career, our athletes develop the life-skills and mental resilience that can help them deal with life’s challenges, even after their retirement from competitive sports.
2. Should the Member have more specific queries, the Member can file a separate Parliamentary Question.