Today, Game Plan announced a partnership with Emmett Gill, PhD, MSW, LMSW, Behavioral Health Program Manager in Intercollegiate Athletics and Clinical Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin to develop a series of mental health and wellness eLearning courses that will be made available later this summer.
Emmett has paved the way as a leader in working with college and professional athletes in their mental health and wellness. In this partnership, Emmett and Game Plan will collaborate to create a series of courses to help define mental health and wellness for collegiate student-athletes, helping to create a baseline of knowledge and perspective needed for both student-athletes, their coaches, staff and administration.
Mental health and wellness has become the primary challenge facing college athletics in their pursuit to enhance student-athlete welfare. As a subject matter, mental wellness is complex and covers a large number of topics.
In this partnership, the eLearning series has been designed to break down topics into easy to understand lessons—educating athletes on definitions, resources and paths to wellness. These lessons will become an outstanding resource for on-boarding all student-athletes as they prepare for, and transition through, their college athletics experience. A primary goal of these lessons is to educate student-athletes on mental wellness, and as they are experience the challenges themselves, so that they have a baseline of knowledge of how to access resources, receive proper help and use them to thrive as students and athletes.
Game Plan’s mobile-first eLearning suite provides highly interactive lessons while providing athletics departments the ability to manage, track and measure engagement and retention.
“Mental wellness is the foundation for success of every athlete. Our lessons are designed to help the student-athlete become more self-aware to maximize their performance on and off the field.”
Dr. Emmett Gill
“Game Plan has been so fortunate to partner with the leading minds of so many pressing matters in college and professional athletics. What Emmett does for college and pro athletes is simply amazing and could not be more proud to help bring his work to college athletes nationally.”
Vin McCaffrey, Founder and CEO, Game Plan