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Canadian Olympic athlete Damian Warner on the importance of physical activity in mental health

He also tells us more about his new campaign 'This is Your Sport.'
January 26, 2022 3:16 p.m. EST

Over the past year, the conversation around elite sports and mental health has taken centre stage. Someone who knows that experience all too well is Canada's own Damian Warner. A three-time world medalist and Canada's athlete of the year, Damian recently teamed up with Ontario Sports Network for their This is Your Sport campaign, to encourage Ontarians of all ages to get out and get active.

He shared more on the campaign, the importance of working with a mental performance coach before competitions, and the mantra that keeps him inspired. Watch the video clip above for the full interview. 

When it comes to mental health, every action counts! Join the conversation on Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 26, and help create positive change for those living with mental health issues. For every text message, mobile or long-distance call made by Bell, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS customers, Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health initiatives. The same goes for every tweet or TikTok video with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk, watching the Bell Let’s Talk Day video on TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTubePinterestTikTok or Snapchat, or using the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. But that’s just the first step: Visit for more ways you can effect change and build awareness around mental health.

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