The late Grant Sheridan (left) and MindRight founder Myles Mattila (right). Sheridan was a big supporter in Mattila’s MindRight for Athletes Society, which has now partnered up with HeadCheck Health. (Photo: Myles Mattila Family)

Kelowna’s MindRight brings more mental health resources with HeadCheck Health partnership

Myles Mattila’s MindRight for Athletes Society provides peer-to-peer resouces for Okanagan athletes

More accessible mental health resources are being made for young, Okanagan athletes.

The MindRight for Athletes Society has partnered up with HeadCheck Health to make MindRight’s resources available through HeadCheck’s mobile app and online platforms.

MindRight is the passion and creation of Kelowna Chiefs and Okanagan College student Myles Mattila, who has been dedicated to helping young people deal with the stigma of mental illness, especially in the world of sports.

“I believe we have helpful resources available for youth and need to support them to get help if they need it,” said Mattila.

READ MORE: A champion of mental health awareness

READ MORE: MindRight founder, Kelowna Chiefs player honours late president with scholarship

While MindRight focuses on peer-to-peer support for mental health, HeadCheck Health develops software and services for the advancement of concussion reporting and management. The combination of MindRight and HeadCheck Health’s resources will allow young students and athletes to receive optimal care.

Mattila was inspired to provide mental health aid resources in Kelowna and the Okanagan after a friend shared his struggles with mental health and the story of the late Vancouver Canucks’ player Rick Rypien.

“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.”

READ MORE: Kelowna Chiefs blank North Okanagan Knights

To read more on the collaboration with MindRight and HeadCheck Health, visit headcheckhealth.com/mindright.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police keep eye on motorbike gang in Kelowna for poker run

The Throttle Lockers Motorcycle Club Poker Run was to have taken place on July 11

UPDATED: Interior Health to add 495 long-term seniors care beds

Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon and Penticton to receive new facilities

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Provincial COVID-19 data can now be used for B.C. to prepare for a second wave

In the past week, B.C. has seen a slight spike in daily test-positive case counts

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Summerland approves solar project

Despite community opposition, council voted 4-3 for Cartwright Mountain location

Police search for suspect in assault on woman in downtown Kelowna

Kelowna police received a report a woman had been assaulted by an unknown man on July 12

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Two positive COVID-19 cases at Oliver farm

The risk of exposure to the general public related to this farm is considered to be low

Oliver Town Hall closed to public as staffer displays COVID-19 symptoms

One staff member at Oliver Town Hall is being tested for coronavirus

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

Horoscopes for the week of July 13

Weekly horoscopes by Morgan Fava

Most Read