Last month, Bishop Guertin High School hosted a community forum on mental health that was recorded on their YouTube channel. We were honored to partner with Bishop Guertin and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health on this project. Read more
Jeff Levin Coaching’s Reconnection Project Co-Hosting Virtual Event on Stress and Anxiety in Young People
Join a virtual community conversation about mental health and young people with The Reconnection Project, Bishop Guertin High School, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health on Thursday, August 6, 7–8:30 P.M., on Bishop Guertin’s YouTube Channel.
Entitled Community Conversation: Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health in Young People Amid COVID-19, the event was developed by Jeff in partnership with D-H’s Senior Director of External Affairs and former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick, who has spear-headed a powerful public awareness campaign around the steps people can take when they recognize that they or someone they care about is experiencing mental health challenges. Ryan Day, head football coach at Ohio State and a native of Manchester, recorded some remarks for this event, and Bishop Guertin High School, in Nashua, has graciously volunteered to virtually host it on their YouTube channel.
The virtual event, which will feature a panel of speakers and presenters with diverse backgrounds in areas such as counseling, education, coaching, and law enforcement, will address the scope and depth of the challenges that young people face daily regarding mental health, stress, and anxiety and provide solutions on what we adults can do to help them.
The first hour includes speakers and presenters, followed by a thirty-minute panel discussion to further the discussion on young people and mental health.
Speakers and Presenters:
- John Broderick, Senior Director of Public Affairs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice
- Jeff Levin, Life Coach, Founder of The Reconnection Project
- Ryan Day, Head Football Coach, The Ohio State University
- Ken Norton, Executive Director, NAMI New Hampshire
- Chief Mike Carignan, Nashua Police Department
- Students and other presenters.
Tune in to “Community Conversation: Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health in Young People Amid COVID-19” on Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 7–8:30 p.m. on the Bishop Guertin YouTube channel.
If you can’t join us on Thursday, the program will be available afterwards via YouTube link, which will be posted on this blog as soon as it’s available.
If you would like to host a forum in your community, don’t hesitate to get in touch:
Finding Common Ground:
Partnering with Parents, Educators, & Students
to Reduce Anxiety & Stress in the Public Schools
March 4, 5-7pm, Puritan Backroom, Manchester, New Hampshire
Sponsored by The Reconnection Project/Jeff Levin Coaching
School administrators are invited to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a relaxing, solution-focused forum with your colleagues on the new challenges caused by the epidemic of increased stress and anxiety. The discussion will include:
- The increasing number of parents seemingly at cross-purposes with school staff.
- Breaking down the seeming vastness of the anxiety issue into manageable, conquerable steps.
5-5:30: Registration and Introductions
Remarks by Stephen Sierpina, Windham H.S. principal
Jeff Levin, Reconnection Project Founder
5:30-6: Discussion of the issues: How pervasive is the stress/anxiety in your school community?
6-7: Solutions: How can we work over time with parents, our staffs, and, of course, the students to reconnect the school community and reduce student stress, anxiety, and all of the negative behaviors they engender?
Preregistration would be appreciated, but drop-ins are also welcome: Contact Jeff Levin at (603) 496-0305 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join Coaches Jeremy Cameron of Mass. Maritime, Dan Buron of Bridgewater-Raynham High School, Ryan Brown of St. Thomas Aquinas, and yours truly on Saturday, May 5, 9AM–1PM, at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, for a unique program on leadership for high-school players and coaches.
Coaches, you are invited to bring your top leaders, captains, or leadership council for a half-day workshop where you and your players will learn how to empower your leaders to be the engine for change on your team. Experience new methods to motivate and communicate better with modern, “digitized” kids so they can be more confident, resilient, team-centered athletes who learn to embody the virtues required to drive a great football program from within.
Kids are hard-wired the same as they have always been; in today’s “Digital Age” we just have to learn new ways to reach th
em. We will take you and your players through a step-by-step methodology so your team leaders can learn hard, concrete skills to
- Shed stress
- Let go of mistakes
- Develop confidence, mental and physical toughness, and resilience
- Improve focus and accountability
- Think and behave like leaders – be great teammates and highly coachable athletes.
You and your players will build confidence together and then take that home to motivate the rest of your team.
We will provide specific techniques so you can incorporate what you learn in your off- season workouts. Our blueprint will help you develop a culture of confident, high-performing student-athletes who take pride in striving to be great!
Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for my one-day hockey leadership workshop, which takes place on Sunday. My one-day retreats teach rising high school juniors, seniors, and post-grads to learn more about the mental and emotional skills needed to take their game to the next level, as well as how to assess and improve their strength and conditioning specifically for their sport.
On Sunday, June 26, I will be working with head coach Norm Bazin (UMass Lowell) to offer a hockey retreat.
The retreat will be held at The Farm in Waltham, Massachusetts.
More information and registration information can be found here:
Next month I am teaming up with Division I head coaches and strength and conditioning coaches to offer one-day workshops in football and hockey that teach rising high school juniors, seniors, and post-grads to learn more about the mental and emotional skills needed to take their game to the next level, as well as how to assess and improve their strength and conditioning specifically for their sport.
On Sunday, June 12, I team up with Holy Cross’s head coach Tom Gilmore and strength and conditioning director Jeff Oliver for a football retreat.
On Sunday, June 26, I will be working with head coaches Norm Bazin (UMass Lowell) and Rick Bennett (Union College) and Union College’s head strength and conditioning coach Dan Gabelman to offer a hockey retreat.
Both retreats will be held at The Farm in Waltham, Massachusetts.
More information and registration information can be found here:
Space is limited, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
For more information:
I will be facilitating a panel of experts for a program at the Concord (N.H.) High School Auditorium on Tuesday, May 17, from 6-8pm. Sponsored by the Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion, the program is free, and all are welcome.
The program will be covering a lot of the material that appeared in my latest blog post.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, and I hope to see you there.