Complete Champion Challenge – THANK YOU!

Thank you to the hundreds who donated, participated, pledged, and prayed for our Complete Champion Challenge on June 20, 2020. With your support, we raised $140,000 net to help Spartan Families in Need, who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Supporting the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student athletes, that encourages mental health and the discovery of each athlete’s unique gifts and abilities.
MENTAL HEALTH
In light of the COVID-19 Crisis, Spartan Athletics is keen to provide resources and support to our Athletes, Coaches, and Staff to ensure we may all navigate this new and unprecedented environment as best we can. Below is a list of counselling and practical links and resources for our mental and emotional well-being.

TWU Wellness Centre
To meet with a professional in the Wellness Centre either in-person or online, please continue to book ONLINE and in-person appointments.

For Mental Health Services call (604) 513-2100 and for Health Services call (604) 513-2024. Wellness Centre hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 12pm | 1pm to 430pm. The Well is temporarily closed.

External Counselling
Spartan Athletics is pleased to announce the partnership with Dr. Jessie Wall, registered Clinical Counsellor.
Dr. Wall is available for telehealth sessions. Her services are covered by most extended healthcare plans (different fees apply for registered clinical counsellor and registered psychologist, but her services can be applied to either).
A discount is available for TWU staff as well as for student-athletes who do not have extended healthcare coverage.
If staff have enquiries or concerns about specific student-athletes, Dr. Wall is available for free confidential phone consultation to assist in connecting with appropriate resources and referrals.
External referrals to other mental health professionals are also available.

For further information please contact Dr. Wall directly by email:
Dr. Jessie Wall, Registered Clinical Counsellor
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#10534)
Mental Performance Consultant | Canadian Sport Psychology Association
Altus Psychological Services¦jessie.wall@altuspsychology.com
9084 Glover Road, Suite 105, Fort Langley, BC V1M 0E6

Free Counselling:
By BC Government for studentsLINK
BCPA Free Option: LINK

OTHER RESOURCES AND READING SUGGESTIONS:
That Discomfort you’re feeling is Grief,” by Scott Berinato. An interview with David Kessler.
Laughter Permitted” w/ Julie Foudy Podcast; Dr. Colleen Hacker on Coronavirus 
On Entering Loneliness,” by Henri Nouwen.

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We understand the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts many students’ employment situations. We compiled these resources to help students find part-time, remote, and work-from-home opportunities.  Please reach out by email learningcommons@twu.ca if you need more support.  Resume coaching is also being offered and the Learning Commons will be holding practice interviews through Zoom – send an email to book a time.

Visit here for more info on career development and employment opportunities during this time.