Giants To Host CMHA Night on February 16
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Giants and the Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser Branch are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health on Friday, February 16 when the Giants host the Portland Winterhawks at 7 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.
The game day experience will have several features to promote the importance of mental health, including:
- A CMHA kiosk so fans can learn more about mental health and the organization’s community-based services
- A ceremonial puck drop
- Videos featuring Giants players talking about the importance of mental health
- Public address announcements about mental health
This mental health awareness game is part of the Giants ongoing partnership with the local chapter of the CMHA and its Talk Today program.
This season, Talk Today is celebrating a major milestone – its 10th season of supporting junior hockey. Since its launch in 2014, Talk Today has provided an important opportunity to address the mental health needs of hockey players and other athletes across Canada. From 2014 through the 2022-23 season, nearly 8,600 individuals have received mental health and suicide awareness training through the program. The vast majority of individuals trained are athletes (7,598), but coaches (381), staff (217), billets and parents (400) have also participated in training, helping to create a culture of openness within athlete support networks.
The key piece of the Talk Today program has been to educate players about mental health and suicide prevention. Each team is also linked to a CMHA mental health coach, who provides support and mental health resources to individuals in need.
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Read more about Talk Today: https://cmha.bc.ca/programs-services/talk-today/