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Mental health in sports: Dr. Matthew Chow talks mental health with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC

At TELUS Health, we are on a mission to be the most trusted wellbeing company in the world. We do this by building the healthiest communities and workplaces on the planet. This is why we are proud to shine a light on the important topic of mental health and the crucial role it plays on our total wellbeing, even amongst some of the top-performing athletes in professional sports. 

Join our very own Dr. Matthew Chow, Chief Mental Health Officer at TELUS Health, as he discusses mental health in sports and fitness with Vancouver Whitecaps FC players and team staff in the “Mind of an Athlete” podcast content series. 

Delve into a powerful conversation on mental health in sports  -  an increasingly important pillar of holistic wellbeing and performance - and learn more about the importance of prioritizing mental health both on and off the field.  

Explore mental health with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC:

Brian White, striker for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, opens up for a powerful conversation on removing the stigma around mental health in this debut episode of the "Mind of an Athlete" series.

Coach Vanni Sartini shares what mental health means to him, and how he puts “care” at the forefront of his coaching philosophy. 

Whitecaps FC’s forward Simon Becher talks about not being afraid to work on your mental health, as it's a sign of courage and strength, rather than weakness, to seek help when needed. 

Ricardo Clark, two-time MLS Cup Champion and current Whitecaps FC 2 Head Coach, shares the importance of having a positive mindset even when situations don’t go as planned. 

Ryan Gauld, a creative and dynamic midfielder for the Whitecaps FC, opens up about why he had to step away from social media for his mental health. 

Tosaint Ricketts, Whitecaps FC alum and current Player Engagement Liaison for the team, chats about how he supports the team in navigating challenging situations. 

Whitecaps FC Girls Elite alum and Canadian Women’s National Team forward Jordyn Huitema discusses her challenges within the sport and how she maintains her mental wellbeing. 

Watch all the episodes.