BURNABY, B.C. – The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced a new player support program today that will give all BCHL athletes access to virtual healthcare through an app on their smart phone at any time of day.
The league has adopted a virtual health care app and mental health support for its players, providing them with an anonymous support system featuring a number of services, including:
- Guided learning online therapy
- Face-to-face online therapy
- Personal crisis management
- Critical incident response
This system acts as a streamlined way to offer BCHL players medical support, while guaranteed to be anonymous and conducted by a certified medical professional.
On top of virtual appointments, the platform also provides users with digital support tools, including helpful posters and videos explaining how the system works and how they can best take advantage of its services.
About the BCHL:
Sending more players on to college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering today’s NHL features more NCAA alumni than ever before, Junior A hockey is fast rivaling other leagues in North America as a breeding ground for the sport’s most elite and successful players. In 2019-20 alone, there were 196 BCHL players who received scholarships to top schools in the U.S. and Canada.
Manager, Communications & Events
BC Hockey League