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Head to Head #1 - Katie Yeo

Head to Head #1 - Katie Yeo

Head to Head is a product of the Expand the Reach (ETR) program.
Mental Health is an under addressed and mis-understood issue in communities across Canada. The team sport environment serves as a great opportunity for young people to be supported by their peers and coaches.  ETRs objective is to raise mental health awareness and related skills for 1,000 coaches. 
Katie Yeo is a professional MPC and competitive sailor.   As host of the H2H, her desire is to provide coaches with the HOW. How can an adult allies (coaches, parents, teachers) create a positive and supportive working environment for their athletes. 
Episode #1 Contributors:  Krista Van Slingerland (@KvanSlingerland) is co-founder of the Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative (@Mentally_Tough).  She also has a lived history of mental illness as a varsity athlete (basketball.  Currently Krista is a PHd. Candidate in at the University of Ottawa.
Kyle Stew [...]