AUS teams up with Bell Let’s Talk

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

At­lantic Univer­sity Sport (AUS) is help­ing to spread the word about men­tal health is­sues. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, the con­fer­ence will host spe­cial events in con­nec­tion with the four AUS men’s hockey games tak­ing place Jan. 27. It in­cludes the UPEI Pan­thers host­ing Monc­ton at 7 p.m. “The hockey games on Bell Let’s Talk Day will let all stu­dents who strug­gle with men­tal ill­ness hear loud and clear that they have our sup­port and can al­ways ask for help,” said Dal­housie Tigers cap­tain Luke Madill. The first few hun­dred fans at each game will re­ceive a toque. Sta­tions will be set up at each venue where fans can cre­ate per­son­al­ized speech bub­bles, take pho­tos to share on so­cial me­dia and sign ban­ners to show their sup­port. “While com­pe­ti­tion and ri­valry is the na­ture of sport, Bell Let’s Talk Day is a great op­por­tu­nity for all our schools and teams to come to­gether in sup­port of men­tal health,” said AUS ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Phil Cur­rie. “The slo­gan we de­vel­oped with Bell Aliant for this part­ner­ship is one team for men­tal health and that re­ally en­com­passes what we’re do­ing.”

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