Spartan Foundation has a $250,000 goal to raise funds for a new project – Complete Champion Mental Health & Student Aid Fund. The need for mental health education, support and resources is greater than ever before, and we want to help close the gap. Funds from this project will allow for:
This project launched September 2022, and has already seen an increase in student-athletes who have started seeing the Counsellor or seeking support through the TWU Wellness Centre. Recent surveys show that roughly 50% of the 385 Spartan student-athletes report feeling depressed or anxious, and only 13% have previously sought help.
Aidan Steinke recently shared his story about his struggles with mental health on TWU Spartans YouTube page:
Additionally, Jadeyn Kastning wrote last year for Bell Let’s Talk Day about her journey and how mental health has affected her life:
If you have a heart for mental health, or would like more information on our project, please contact Steve Scholz.
Steve Scholz – Spartan Foundation Executive Director