MindRight for Athletes Society ('MindRight') and HeadCheck Health ("HeadCheck") recently announced a new partnership to advance athlete health and wellness by making MindRight's resources and peer-to-peer support available through HeadCheck's mobile app and web-based software platform.
"I believe we have helpful resources available for youth and need to support them to get help if they need it," said Myles Mattila, Project Developer and Spokesperson for MindRight.
Myles Mattila, currently a junior hockey player with the Kelowna Chiefs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and business student at Okanagan College, developed MindRight after being inspired by the story of late Vancouver Canuck Rick Rypien.
Mattila thought of a friend who struggled with his mental health and developed MindRight to educate athletes, coaches, parents, and supporters about their mental health and the health of others. MindRight aims to provide information about available local resources, and help players make connections with the services they might need. MindRight will work within the community to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
"Myles continues to do an incredible job in raising mental health awareness in a way that resonates with young athletes," said Harrison Brown, CEO of HeadCheck Health. "We're happy to provide our platform to support his initiative and make more resources available to athletes and their support network."
HeadCheck Health develops software and services for the advancement of concussion reporting and management. For proactive organizations and individuals, HeadCheck streamlines existing practices to improve critical communication and reduce the risk of injury mismanagement.
For youth sports, the company continues to develop new tools and initiatives to reduce the burden on volunteers and make it easy to report suspected concussions during an emotionally charged incident. These tools will help to maximize the chance that athletes receive optimal care.
To learn more about how MindRight and HeadCheck work together to reinforce the importance of early recognition of concussion and early intervention when dealing with mental health challenges visit http://www.headcheckhealth.com/mindright
About MindRight for Athletes Society
MindRight focuses on helping promote wellness and positive living for young people through increasing community awareness and making use of existing mental health resources. We want to encourage young people to be open and engage in Peer to peer conversation. We want to support, connect, and build ties with young people using hockey as a medium while creating a movement that makes mental health relatable and accessible. To learn more visit: http://www.mindright.info
About HeadCheck Health, Inc.
HeadCheck delivers software and services to advance concussion reporting and management at all levels of sport. HeadCheck is an end-to-end solution for proactive sports leagues and organizations that works with existing concussion protocols to help reduce risk, ensure compliance, and elevate safety standards. Over 800 teams and organizations, including the Canadian Football League, the Canadian Junior Hockey League, BC Hockey, the Alberta Female Hockey League, Trek Factory Racing, Rugby Ontario, and Volleyball Canada rely on HeadCheck. To learn more visit http://www.headcheckhealth.com