Swift Current, Sask. – The Swift Current Broncos have partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association’s Swift Current Branch for a mental health awareness game on Wednesday, January 18th against the Medicine Hat Tigers.
The game day experience will have several features to promote the importance of mental health, including:
- A CMHA-run kiosk on the concourse where fans can learn more about mental health and CMHA Swift Current’s community-based services
- A ceremonial puck drop and photo opportunity with CMHA Swift Current
- Videos featuring Broncos players talking about the importance of mental health
- Public service announcements about mental health and CMHA Swift Current
This mental health awareness game is part of the Bronco’s ongoing partnership with CMHA Swift Current and its Talk Today program. Launched across the Western Hockey League in 2016, Talk Today provides an important opportunity to address the mental health needs of players. Through this program, over 1,000 WHL players and over 100 coaches, billets and staff have received mental health and suicide prevention training across the league.
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. Talk Today, delivered by CMHAs across the WHL, has become one of the most comprehensive mental health programs for amateur sports in Canada.
“We’d like to thank the Broncos for once again highlighting the importance of the mental health conversation in our part of the province,” said Todd Vallee, Executive Director of CMHA Swift Current.
“The Broncos are grateful to partner with the local CMHA Swift Current Branch to host a Talk Today event to increase public awareness and to promote mental health in this community,” said Ryan Stricker, Senior Manager Business Operations of the Broncos.
Tickets for the game are still available. For ticket information, go to scbroncos.com or contact the stable at 306-773-1509.