Head to Head is a product of the Expand the Reach (ETR) program. www.expandthereach.ca
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 [...]