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In celebration of you and all that you do for your athletes and sport in Canada, Game Plan would like to offer you free access to a two-part workshop series for coaches on eating disorders in athletes during Coaches Week. The series, offered by clinical psychologist Dr. Jodie Richardson and performance dietitian-nutritionist Dr. Alexiia de Macar helps coaches recognize and respond to symptoms of eating disorders in athletes.
You may sign up for one or both workshops, and self-claim Professional Development points through your account on the Coaching Association of Canada’s Locker. The presenters are bilingual; workshops will be delivered in English, with materials available in French.
Workshop 1: Screening athletes for eating disorders
Date: September 19
Time: 7-8:30pm EST
This 90-minute training session will give you a better understanding of what eating disorders are, how they generally manifest themselves in athletes, and what signs and symptoms are most frequently observed in this population.
Workshop 2: How to intervene when an eating disorder is suspected
Date: September 21
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm EST
This 90-minute training session will familiarize you with the 5 key stages of initial intervention so that you'll feel better equipped and more confident to initiate it. It will also cover the various roles and responsibilities of coaches in initial intervention, providing a clear understanding of the limits of the process and the importance of respecting them.
Questions? Email Dr. Krista Van Slingerland, Game Plan’s Mental Health Manager at [email protected]
Mental health supports available and access to mental health practitioners who know sport. All Sport Canada carded athletes and non-carded senior national team athletes are eligible for up to $2500/year of mental health support.
* Subsidization available to AAP carded athletes & non-carded national team athletes
A resource to help athletes and their entourage proactively respond when their mental health is declining
A 2-hour workshop that provides athletes with tangible tools and strategies to support your mental health.
Mental health supports available and access mental health practitioners who know sport (up to $2500 of support / year)
A guide to assist coaches in assessing needs and gaps in the area of personal and team mental health
A 2-hour workshop that clarifies the role of coaches in maintaining and supporting their own and athletes' mental health.
Mental health supports available and access mental health practitioners who know sport (fee-for-service)
A guide to assist sport leaders in assessing organizational needs and gaps in the area of mental health
To ensure that Canadian sport participants of all levels compete in a safe and welcoming environment. Are you aware of a suspected incident of abuse, harassment, discrimination or bullying? Do you have questions and/or concerns regarding this incident? Game Plan is here to provide you resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in these circumstances.
For more information:Go to the Canadian Sport Helpline
High performance athletes who have been senior carded for at least three years may apply for Retirement Assistance to help them during their transition into retirement. Athletes can apply for a maximum of $5,000 and are only eligible within one year of their retirement.
Carded athletes who require the services of a child care provider to attend NSO-approved training or competitions may apply for Child Care Assistance for up to a maximum of $1,000 per carding cycle.
Carded athletes may be required to relocate from home to a NSO designated national training centre to pursue their high performance athletic career. Sport Canada offers relocation assistance support to assist in offsetting some of the relocation costs associated with relocating to and from a training centre. To apply for relocation support, athletes should submit their request to the National Sport Organization for approval.
For more information , athletes should refer to section 8.4 of this document:Sport Canada – Athlete Assistance Program
Athletes that have recently retired from sport might be eligible for continued access to their local Canadian Sport Institute. For more details, please talk to yourGame Plan Advisor