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RISE: providing young athletes the opportunities to Learn, Lead and Learn to Lead CoachCast is a podcast for coaches, by coaches, featuring conversations about issues in administration, mentoring and athlete development.

Head to Head #2 – Katie Yeo ►

Released August 8, 2017

Head to Head is a product of the Expand the Reach (ETR) program. www.expandthereach.ca Mental Health is an inder addressed and mis-understood issue in commuities across Canada.  The team sport environment serves as a great opportunity for young people to be supported by their peers and coaches.  ETRs objective is to raise mental health awarness and related skills for 1,000 coaches.   Katie Yeo is a professional MPC and retiered competitive sailor. As host of the H2H, her desire is to provide coaches with the HOW. How can adult allies (coaches, parents, teachers) create a positive and supportive working environment for their athletes. Financial sipport is provided by the Ontario Trillium Fund (@ONTrillium) @Expandthereach

Head to Head #1 – Katie Yeo ►

Released August 3, 2017

Head to Head is a product of the Expand the Reach (ETR) program. www.expandthereach.ca Mental Health is an under addressed and mis-understood issue in communities across Canada. The team sport environment serves as a great opportunity for young people to be supported by their peers and coaches.  ETRs objective is to raise mental health awareness and related skills for 1,000 coaches.  Katie Yeo is a professional MPC and competitive sailor.   As host of the H2H, her desire is to provide coaches with the HOW. How can an adult allies (coaches, parents, teachers) create a positive and supportive working environment for their athletes.  Episode #1 Contributors:  Krista Van Slingerland (@KvanSlingerland) is co-founder of the Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative (@Mentally_Tough).  She also has a lived history of mental illness as a varsity athlete (basketball.  Currently Krista is a PHd. Candidate in at the University of Ottawa. Kyle Stewart is a Mental Performance Consultant specializing in assisting athletes and other performers in achieving personal excellence through a collaborative process.   Financial support provided by the Ontario Trillium Fund (@ONTrillium)

CoachCast no. 89 Mental Health Panel (live) ►

Released May 5, 2017

New Path Youth & Family Services has received a grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to fund our continued evaluation work. Over the next 3 years, we will use a participatory evaluation model to assist in the engagement of youth with lived experience, athletes and coaches to develop a new program related to Peer-to-Peer Mentorship. We will provide training  on peer mentorship and then support them to mentor other youth and athletes. This project is a collaborative initiative with The Students Commission of Canada who is lead of The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement, and RISE Athlete Support Programs who is a collection of Coaches, educators and high performance athletes focused on providing resources for young athletes as they develop into strong team and community leaders. Through our evaluation work more athletes and youth with lived experience will have emotional and social strengths, and coaches and mentors will have the skills to support children and youth who are facing barriers.  On May 28th RISE and our ETR partners facilitated the Youth Summit on Mental Health.  This episode is an exerpt from the panel. Resources for Athletes - http://www.samhi.ca/introducing-the-new-samhi-mental-health-action-plan-mhap/ Resources for Coaches -  http://expandthereach.ca/signs-and-strategies/ @expandthereach @mentally_tough @stdntsCmmssn @RISEAthlete ThirdTimesACharm