The Yale SAAC and the Good Life Center co-launch online wellness workshops to promote dialogue and coping strategies for the mental health of student-athletes as part of the YUMatter Initiative.
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Yale’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Good Life Center co-launched an online wellness workshop series designed to help student-athletes safeguard their mental health and navigate difficulties associated with the onset of the pandemic.
The workshops are part of a new campaign called YUMatter –– born out of student-driven efforts and assisted by athletic administrative advisors –– to instill a culture of openness and communication about mental health within athletics. The underlying motivation behind the workshops is to invite student-athletes to talk through feelings associated with ongoing uncertainty as well as practice strategies to protect their mental health.
According to SAAC president and rower Hannah Johns ’22,