“With the pandemic, mental health problems in children: sport helps”

CAMERINO – Friendly Rotary on the educational and social role of sports practice, the words of psychologist Filippo Persichetti. Several guests, including President Cus Belardinelli who announced the organization in May of the National University Championships for all sports


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The evening organized by Rotary Camerino

The last friendly Rotary Club Camerinoorganized by President Stefano Re, had as its theme “Sport as an educational and social vehicleAnd given the presence of numerous and qualified speakers, starting with Filippo Persichetti, psychologist, expert in youth and inclusion issues, then continuing with the testimony of athletes and coaches. “Based on the data provided by the research carried out by the Department of Epidemiology of the Lazio Health Service – said Persichetti- The pandemic was found to have caused mental health issues in boys and teens, such as anxiety, depression and social isolation. Suffice to say, studies conducted from 2019 to 2020 found that access to child neuropsychiatry services for self-harm increased by 59%. On the other hand, the beneficial effects of physical activity have been demonstrated which, by increasing the production of the Ace 2 enzyme, also acts as a protective factor against Covid. Sport then reduces anxiety and depression, increases self-esteem and the ability to overcome obstacles and barriers and has always represented an important tool for social aggregation for young people”.

Marco Moscatelli introduced the evening, which was attended by many Rotarians and guests, including Stefano Belardinelli president of Cus Camerino and the general manager Roberto Cambriani and Comprehensive Institute Dean Ugo BettFrancesco Rosatiand having seen the interventions of the deputy Giovanni Migliorelli, UEFA A professional coach, from Stefano Massiminational-level middle-distance athlete Ricardo Nalliresponsible for the athletics sector of Cus Camerino, di Maria Faganelloathlete “Heptathlon” and technical collaborator in athletics category Beginners and, finally, of Roberto ScallaLevel II Coach Fidal Cus Camerino e Gabriel Torcianti, Italian mountain bike champion. They also intervened giving their testimony Pietro Paulellapresident of the Cbf Balducci of the Helvia Recina Volley of Macerata with the athletes Alessia Fiesoli and Federica Stroppa, Alessio ReA2 basketball player from Fabriano, but raised in Cus Camerino and a Unicam student, e Tommaso Strinati, graduate in motor skills, CIP technician (Italian Paralympic Committee) and contact person for the province of Terni. The final intervention was entrusted to Belardinelliwhich recalls how the Calvie sports facilities “can be considered the second largest university sports center in Italy where 12-13 sports are practiced and various extension works are currently in progress”. He also planned that next May the National University Championships of all sports will be held in Camerino, an important and prestigious event that is currently being organized and prepared.

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