Program and Dinner for Athletic Professionals:
Student-Athlete Mental Health and Wellbeing
For: Coaches, Athletic Directors, and all Athletic Professionals
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
As we have sadly heard the news of the struggle experienced by high performing student-athletes, this session will equip administrators and coaches with skills to recognize warning signs of mental health problems in their athletes, including looking out for those who appear to have it all together. The presentation serves to empower administrators and coaches to create a welcoming mental wellness culture while providing tools for administrators, coaches, and athletic staff to have conversations with student-athletes about mental health.
About the Presenter
A former All-American student-athlete who appeared to have it all together, graduating Summa Cum Laude and a top 30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, on the inside, Ivy Watts struggled daily with anxiety, self-worth and depression. After finally seeking help, Ivy, who is Mental Health First Aid Certified, promotes mental wellness and reduces stigma around mental health by sharing her story through public speaking and her blog, Beautifully Simply You. Ivy empowers others to speak their truths, know that they are not alone, learn the beauty of self-love and find strength to keep fighting for their tomorrows. Ivy has her undergrad in Psychology from University of New Haven, her Masters in Public Health from Boston University . Ivy has empowered over 10,000 students and over 5,000 administrators and coaches, as well as parents and employees to practice mental wellness for themselves and for others.
$75 per In-Person Participant NJAIS and PAIS Member Schools;
$175 per Participant, Non-Member Schools