Mental Fitness

Keeping mentally fit is just as important as maintaining good physical health. The GTHL worked with Movember to provide players, parents, and bench staff with the tools necessary to support the mental well-being of all players.

Keeping Mentally Fit

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Mental Fitness Resources


Kids Help Phone – offers safe, anonymous, private supportive counselling and referral service for children and youth. 24/7; bilingual; 1-800-668-6868

Live Chat on the web or from a smartphone – Wed-Sun, 6:00pm-2:00am anywhere in Ontario

Offers resources and tools for youth to champion their own emotional health and well-being. Movember-funded BroTalk, an online portal designed to support teen guys with the information they need.  Topics include: relationships, bullying, substance use, sexual orientation and gender identity.


Kids Help Phone – offers tools and resources for adults on how to have frank conversations with youth about their emotional health and well-being.  Topics include the warning signs of bullying, online safety.  Tips are tailored to different age groups, i.e., under 12 years, and teens.   Links to community services and organizations (health clinics, counselling services).

Peel Children’s Centre, Crisis Response – Serves Mississauga
A 24/7 service for youth 5-18 years experiencing mental health distress or family crises.; 416-410-8615

Gerstein Centre, Mobile Crisis, Toronto
A 24/7 crisis service for youth 16-25 years who are experiencing mental health distress.; 416-929-5200

ConnexOntario: Mental Health Helpline; 1-866-531-2600
For youth 10-25 anywhere in Ontario; a 24/7, bilingual info and referral service; provides education about drugs, alcohol use and mental health challenges.

*IMPORTANT: If the person’s life is in danger, call 911 or immediately go to emergency department at the nearest hospital.

**Note: The information provided is for educational purposes and is not an endorsement of the services by the Movember Foundation.