Play Safe Initiative is happy to welcome WINBC (Promotion of Wellness in Northern BC Association)!
WINBC's mission is to promote health and wellness and reduce chronic disease through healthy living and physical activity, in Northern British Columbia. It's objective is to build capacity for wellness through education, research and community development.
WINBC is committed to collaboration, education and research in relation to improving health through physical activity and this necessarily includes reducing injuries and advocating for safety in play, activity and sport. WINBC is pleased to partner in opportunities to educate, share knowledge and contribute to research.
This week the British Journal of Sports Medicine released the updated Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport and the result of the 4th International Conference on Concussion held in November, 2012. The consensus statement and resources are intended for healthcare professionals working with athletes and participants but can be used to inform organizational policy with respect to concussion.
Key highlights for sport and recreation organizations:
- unanimous agreement same day Return to Play (RTP) should not occur
- psychological management and mental health
- modifying factors in concussion management
- special populations (children and teens, elite and non-elite)
- protective equipment (hemlets and mouthguards, rule change, risk compensation)
The release includes the updated Consensus Statement. Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Version 3 (SCAT3), Pocket Tool SCAT3 and a new SCAT3 Children specifically for children aged 5-12. These tools are useful in both a sport and recreation environment. Please share these tools and documents in their original format as they have been endorsed by international organziations.
For more resources and concussion information, please click here.
We are delighted to announce that Special Olympics Canada has joined the PSI Stewardship Group.
About Special Olympics Canada: Utilizing sport for a better life For decades, Special Olympics Canada has optimized the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle through sport to improve the wellbeing of individuals with an intellectual disability.
For more information: www.specialoympics.ca
We are delighted to announce that teenmentalhealth.org has joined the PSI Stewardship Group. Teenmentalhealth.org is a project of the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, a partnership between Sun Life Financial, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre.
For more information please visit: www.teenmentalhealth.org
We look forward to great future collaborations!