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GTHL, Movember to host Breaking the Ice weekend for team mental health training

The Greater Toronto Hockey League, in partnership with Movember, is hosting a Breaking the Ice weekend for team mental health training on September 10-11. The trainings, to take place at Scotiabank Pond, will give players, and parents and guardians the opportunity to engage in mental health training through the Breaking the Ice program.

Breaking the Ice, delivered by Movember, provides athletes the foundation to learn how to start conversations around mental health, recognize warning signs and develop the skills to help a friend or teammate out who might be experiencing challenges in their life. Parents and guardians will learn how to better recognize, understand, and manage mental health struggles in their family, including how to start a conversation when something may be wrong and a deeper understanding of the support channels available. 

Teams must be Under-13 and up to register.

Players will participate in the program together, while parents and guardians will have their own separate session at the same time.

To register your team for the Movember: Breaking the Ice weekend, click here.

MOVEMBER: BREAKING THE ICE WEEKEND TIMES 

  • Saturday, September 10:
    • Session 1: 10:00-11:30am
    • Session 2: 1:00-2:30pm
    • Session 3: 4:00-5:30pm
  • Sunday, September 11:
    • Session 1: 10:00-11:30am
    • Session 2: 1:00-2:30pm
    • Session 3: 4:00-5:30pm

About Breaking the Ice  

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. Athletes learn how to build resilience and overcome challenges in hockey and life. Learn more at breakingtheice.ca 

About Movember  

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 programs 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 to learn more, please visit Movember.com.  

For more information, please contact:  

Stephanie Coratti | Manager, Communications and Marketing  

Greater Toronto Hockey League  

E: SCoratti@GTHLCanada.com  


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