CMHA Sault Ste. Marie-Algoma has announced a new partnership with Algoma University which will introduce Talk Today to their campus. A leader in supporting the mental health of their students, Algoma University will be the first university to bring one of Canada’s most comprehensive sport-related mental health programs to their school.
As part of the agreement, a Mental Health Educator from CMHA will deliver mental health programming to staff, students and faculty. This includes safeTALK and Mental Health First Aid training, which are designed to create awareness and prevention around suicide and connect those in crisis to suicide first aid resources.
The partnership also includes the Algoma University Thunderbirds hosting Talk Today awareness games. These events will aim to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
CMHA recognizes that student athletes often face significant stress and life’s challenges can seem immense. Not only are young athletes facing the pressures of excelling in their sport, but they’re also doing so during critical educational and social periods in their lives. Talk Today is designed to provide support to these young people and to destigmatize the negative connotations associated with seeking help.
For more information on the announcement, visit Algoma University’s website.
For more information on Talk Today, visit the program website.