Breaking the Ice is based on Movember-funded research. It engages sporting organizations as a way to improve the mental health and resilience of young athletes. It teaches young hockey players how to talk about mental health, get help when needed and overcome life's challenges.
WE USE THE POWER OF SPORT
The program is effective because it uses hockey to help participants acquire important skills and knowledge. The program is run at the rink to engage participants and emphasize lessons that can be taught through hockey.
WE ENGAGE ALL STAKEHOLDERS
With programs for athletes, parents and coaches, Breaking the Ice can help young hockey athletes and their support networks promote mental health, resilience and wellbeing.
WE FOCUS ON THE SKILLS YOU NEED
Breaking the Ice targets both mental health literacy and resilience. When combined, these skills can underpin mental health and wellbeing over the decades to come.
Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation.