April 23, 2024

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is offering a Athlete Panel on Mental Health Webinar. Clubs, please pass this onto those in your club who would be interested.

Please join CSIO during the CMHA’s Mental Health Awareness Week for a virtual athlete panel facilitated by Dr. Leann Lapp, C.Psych.  Aligned with this year’s theme of “A call to be kind – #CompassionConnects,”we will hear from three Canadian high performance athletes as they share their experiences and reflections on mental health, compassion, resilience, identity, and sport.

Panelists include: Sasha Gollish (Athletics), Akash Grewal (Volleyball), and Ella Hodgson-Pageau (Canoe)

This panel will offer insight about:

  • what it’s like to perform at high levels while also managing mental health concerns
  • how athletes can feel more empowered to ask for what they need and feel less alone when they have a mental health concern
  • how some athletes keep playing, pause playing, and/or return to playing with a mental health concern
  • how coaches, staff, IST, and teammates all have important roles to play in supporting our high-performance athletes’ mental health

Audience:  This session is open to all!  Athletes, coaches, IST, staff, parents.
Cost: Free!

Date: May 8 at noon – REGISTER HERE