Face-Off For Mental Health


Face Off for Mental Health (FOFMH) is an exciting partership with local hockey teams and associations to increase awareness around mental health and promote a spirit of wellness around the game.  Players are provided with information about mental wellness and local resources.  Coaches and bench staff participate in a mental health education session where they learn about supporting their athlete's emotional well being and undertanding local resources.  


St. Clair Child & Youth Services is pleased to partner with local hockey associations to raise the profile of mental health issues for children and youth.  Current partners include:  Point Edward Minor Hockey Association, Sarnia Hockey Association, Lambton Sting Jr. AAA Hockey Club, Petrolia Minor Hockey Association, Lambton Attack Girls Hockey, Mooretown Minor Hockey Association, Lambton Shores Minor Hockey Association, East Lambton Minor Hockey Association, Sarnia Girls Hockey, and the Sarnia Legionnaires.  

Is your hockey association interested in participating in the campaign?  Contact Craig McKenzie, mckecra [at] stclairchild [dot] ca 

This past year, we launched Face Off for Mental Health, an exciting campaign aimed at raising awareness about mental health through local hockey associations.  Through hockey, our goal is to make arenas and dressing rooms a safe place to talk about mental health.  Local hockey associations each hosted a Face Off for Mental Health Awareness Weekend, where teams from mite to midget taped their sticks green in support of mental health.  This past year information about local resources was available in arenas and over 2600 registered players were provided with a hockey puck with helpline information.  Additionally, each association made it mandatory to for bench staff to participate in a mental health education workshop.  

Please note that as a result of COVID-19 safety precautions our Walk-In Clinics and County Mental Health Clinics are on hold however, our services remain OPEN.  To schedule an appointment or find out more, please contact our Intake Dept. at (519) 337-3701.