Movember and the Greater Toronto Hockey League have teamed up to bring coaches mental health training as it relates to their players.
The Breaking the Ice program helps coaches understand, recognize, and manage mental health issues among their athletes. Throughout the program, coaches will gain important skills and knowledge that underpin youth mental health.
In this free one hour Zoom Workshop, coaches will be taken through the Movember Breaking the Ice content, with various conversation points, team exercises, breakout rooms and group discussion. This session will help coaches recognize the warning signs of mental health issues among young athletes. They’ll learn how to start a conversation about mental health with players or parents. At the end, coaches will also have a deeper understanding of the support channels available to them.
Coaches will receive 3 professional development points for attending the session.
Attendance will be taken during the session. The Zoom link to the session will be sent out by 10 am the day of the online workshop. Each session is limited to 10 coaches.
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About Breaking the Ice
Breaking the Ice uses hockey to teach athletes, parents and coaches how to talk about mental health. The program reviews how to recognize mental health issues, what to do and when to get help. Athletes learn how to build resilience and overcome challenges in hockey and life. Learn more at breakingtheice.ca