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Join us on Saturday September 18th, 2021: 12:30pm- 5:00pm

in Orlando, FL

For The Mental Heath First AID presented by: WholeHealth Sport

Here is what University of Tennessee Head Coach Matt Kredich has to say about taking the Mental Health First Aid course,  online, with Samantha Arsenault-Livingstone and Katie Kilty.

Coaches, you are the frontline.

You create the environment for athletes to learn and grow.

You’re the teacher, the supporter, and the direct link to creating a climate of well-being on your team. And, you’re managing athletes’ return to sport while navigating your own. It’s a lot.

Imagine a sport culture where all coaches are equipped with the skills and support needed to recognize and respond to athletes who may be navigating mental health or substance use challenges.

We’re committed to creating and sustaining the necessary infrastructure to make this happen.

The Training Program and Practice Plan

  • MHFA Sport Specific, Coach Centric Certification Training: This course is customized in accordance with fidelity to the MHFA curriculum to support coaches working in the sport space (2-hour asynchronous + 4-1/2 hour in-person or virtual webinar with other coaches).

  • Practice sessions: Weekly challenges focused on applying MHFA skills with individual athletes/ teams and fellow coaches. (Includes a Monday Focus for the week; Wednesday Skill Challenge; Friday Check-in).

  • Coaches2Coaches Network: A private community space for coaches to share best practices and build a network of support.

  • Resource Bank: Tips, tricks + tools dedicated to well-being in sport.

  • Monthly Instant Replay Roundtables: Coaches discuss their own experiences using the ALGEE Action Plan for feedback, shared wisdom and support.

  • Quarterly mental well-being and sport webinar: Dynamic guest experts in the field discuss relevant topics.

  • Three year certification and membership for one price!

“This MHFA training was such a sound investment in my coaching. Time well spent, lots of professional, no-nonsense approaches.”

Don Swartz, Coach, North Bay Aquatics

Presented By:

Samantha Arsenault Livingstone, M.Ed. | Olympic Gold Medalist | YMHFA Instructor High-Performance Consultant | Mindfulness Instructor | Sports Mama of Four


Samantha Arsenault Livingstone is an Olympic Gold Medalist, high-performance consultant, speaker, educator, and mental health advocate. At home in the classroom, Samantha spent six years teaching high school science and coaching swimming. After a near-death experience with her then 12-month old daughter, Samantha knew it was time to pay forward all she'd learned about achievement, emotional agility, rising from failure and finding happiness.

She is the founder of Livingstone High Performance and the Whole Athlete Initiative (the WAI) providing pillars of support to athletes, coaches, parents and organizations to elevate mental health and improve performance.

Samantha was a member of the U.S. Swimming National Team, 1999 U.S. Pan Pacific Team and 2000 U.S. Olympic Team. As an 18-year-old, she stood atop the Olympic podium in Sydney, Australia after swimming the lead-off leg of the record-setting 4 x 200 Freestyle Relay. Post- Olympics, Samantha battled an eating disorder, depression and shoulder surgery. With the help of an amazing mentor, she rose from the rubble stronger, happier and healthier, ending her career as a 7 x NCAA All-American. To close out her career, Samantha led her teammates to the 2005 National Championship title as the co-captain of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Samantha holds a Master's in Secondary Science Education from the University of Georgia. She lives in New England with her husband, Rob, and four sports loving girls.

Katie Kilty, Ed.D.| Leadership Coach | Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator | YMHFA Instructor


Katie is an executive coach, a facilitator, and a tenured professor. Katie believes in the power of possibility. She is an experiential learner with an adventurous spirit, driven by curiosity and innovation. Using a combination of courageous leadership and design thinking she works collaboratively with leaders to create high performing, human centered workplaces.

As an executive leadership coach and performance consultant, Katie has worked national and international elite sport organizations to build sustainable cultures of excellence and wellbeing. She is a Professor of Sport Management at Endicott College where she teaches courses in Leadership and Sport in Society. She is an active volunteer, energized by creating and supporting community-based programs utilizing sport and the arts for social change.

Katie holds a doctoral degree in Counseling and Developmental Studies with a specialty in Performance and Sport Psychology from Boston University; Masters in Arts and Learning and Masters in Sport Psychology. She is credentialed in the Dare to Lead™, Leadership Circle Profile™, Social Fitness™, The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™; Digital Storytelling Facilitation and is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Katie lives on the NorthShore of Boston, MA.

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