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HEALTH

Mental Health Support

Game Plan Mental Health resources

Mental health check-in: Where are you on the continuum today?

Continuum of mental heatlh indicators and ressources

Confidential support -->Talk to a mental health practitioner who knows sports: [email protected] 

More resources can be found here: https://www.mygameplan.ca/news/COVID19Resources


Mental Health Strategy for High Performance Sport in Canada

Summary


LifeWorks_Partnership

Game Plan has partnered with LifeWorks to provide our athletes with a range of support services in a confidential manner including health and well-being, career and workplace, relationships, family, finances, legal and counselling. For more information, please consider our mental health resource or use the links below to leave the Game Plan website and access LifeWorks resources.

Canada’s Abuse-Free Sport Helpline

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

Game Plan Health Programs

YouToi2.0 Virtual Edition

YouToi2.0 - Fall 2021 Cohort

Our latest edition of the YouToi 2.0 program started in November and our participants are fully immersed in the experience. This program is designed to support Olympic, Paralympic, or national team athletes through the transition of life after sport.  The virtual edition of this program includes 4 virtual workshops and 6 months of monthly check-in calls. Here is what one of our athletes had to say following the 4 workshops: 

"Thanks so much for this opportunity. This experience has normalized the challenges in transition and allowed me to grow in so many ways. Even though the program is just really getting started, I already know this is the beginning of a great journey, alongside some incredible people." -Hanna Hall

YouToi2.0 - Overview

YouToi2.0 Virtual Edition is designed to support you, one of Canada's Olympic, Paralympic, or national team athletes, through your transition to life after sport.  Whether you retired five years ago or have just moved away from sport, YouToi2.0‘s Virtual Edition will help you understand and move forward in your transition. 

Our virtual workshop is 4-days, followed by 6 months of monthly check-in calls, and is designed to help you to: become more self-aware, develop a better understanding of your core values, motivators, and preferences, to learn about transition, and to equip you with strategies to help you to move forward. The follow-up group calls are designed to support you as you apply what you've learned to your life.   Please note: 

This program is not intended to be group therapy or to address psychological needs. If you feel that you need psychological help please contact us, so we can help you get what you need.  Nor is this program designed to determine your career path for employment, work on your resume or deal with mental health issues. If you need help or feel uncertain about how to complete this application or you are uncomfortable answering certain questions, please connect with your Game Plan Advisor.

Workshop Outline:

During this 4-day virtual workshop, you will be equipped with the necessary tools to begin to define your identity outside of sport, start the process of normalizing your transitions, build confidence and begin to better understand yourself. Athletes will discuss their strengths, future goals, problem-solving strategies and most importantly how to attain their peak personal wellbeing. 

Health

Location Virtual

Date Dates to come for 2022

YouToi2.0 Virtual Edition

Location Virtual

Date Dates to come for 2022

YouToi2.0 - Fall 2021 Cohort

Our latest edition of the YouToi 2.0 program started in November and our participants are fully immersed in the experience. This program is designed to support Olympic, Paralympic, or national team athletes through the transition of life after sport.  The virtual edition of this program includes 4 virtual workshops and 6 months of monthly check-in calls. Here is what one of our athletes had to say following the 4 workshops: 

"Thanks so much for this opportunity. This experience has normalized the challenges in transition and allowed me to grow in so many ways. Even though the program is just really getting started, I already know this is the beginning of a great journey, alongside some incredible people." -Hanna Hall

YouToi2.0 - Overview

YouToi2.0 Virtual Edition is designed to support you, one of Canada's Olympic, Paralympic, or national team athletes, through your transition to life after sport.  Whether you retired five years ago or have just moved away from sport, YouToi2.0‘s Virtual Edition will help you understand and move forward in your transition. 

Our virtual workshop is 4-days, followed by 6 months of monthly check-in calls, and is designed to help you to: become more self-aware, develop a better understanding of your core values, motivators, and preferences, to learn about transition, and to equip you with strategies to help you to move forward. The follow-up group calls are designed to support you as you apply what you've learned to your life.   Please note: 

This program is not intended to be group therapy or to address psychological needs. If you feel that you need psychological help please contact us, so we can help you get what you need.  Nor is this program designed to determine your career path for employment, work on your resume or deal with mental health issues. If you need help or feel uncertain about how to complete this application or you are uncomfortable answering certain questions, please connect with your Game Plan Advisor.

Workshop Outline:

During this 4-day virtual workshop, you will be equipped with the necessary tools to begin to define your identity outside of sport, start the process of normalizing your transitions, build confidence and begin to better understand yourself. Athletes will discuss their strengths, future goals, problem-solving strategies and most importantly how to attain their peak personal wellbeing. 

Sport Canada Athlete Support

Retirement Assistance

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.

Child Care Assistance

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.

Relocation Assistance

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

Access to Training Facilities

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 your Game Plan Advisor

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