The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) and Movember Breaking the Ice are proud to present Your Path to Success: Youth Mental Health in Sport, a virtual panel on Friday, May 7th at 6pm.
The panel, which will cap off Mental Health Week (May 3-9th), will feature guests such as Toronto Marlies captain Rich Clune, professional hockey player and former Ontario Hockey League (OHL) champion Matt Finn, and Canadian Sport Psychology Association professional Joshua Hoetmer, among others.
Centered around Movember’s Breaking the Ice program, the virtual event will focus on tips for resilience to help with challenges and adversity both on and off the ice. The panel is open for all GTHL players 12 years old and up.
The GTHL recognizes the especially difficult and overwhelming challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic this past year, making the conversation around mental health more significant than ever. Along with the virtual panel, the GTHL with support from Movember, will be sharing resiliency tips for young athletes daily starting on May 3rd. Be sure to follow the GTHL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay connected.
To register for the panel, Your Path to Success: Youth Mental Health in Sport, on May 7th at 6pm, click here.
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. Players learn how to build resilience and overcome challenges in hockey and life.
About the Greater Toronto Hockey League
Founded in 1911, the GTHL is a non-profit organization and the largest minor hockey league in the world. The GTHL registers more than 40,000 annual participants in Mississauga, Toronto, Markham, and Vaughan. The purpose of the GTHL is to govern organized hockey for youth within its jurisdiction and to foster the development of good character, citizenship, and sportsmanship.
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,250 projects around the world. In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, Movember is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives. The charity’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com.
For more information, please contact:
Coordinator, Communications and Marketing
Greater Toronto Hockey League