We are proud to partner with the following organizations:
Geese Are Never Swans, written by the late Kobe Bryant, tells the story of a young swimmer, Gus, as he works towards his Olympic dreams, but also deals with mental health issues throughout the journey. The Hidden Opponent is listed as a resource at the end of the book along with the Michael Phelps Foundation. Kobe Bryant was an early supporter of The Hidden Opponent and expressed his interest in getting involved before his tragic passing in January of 2020.
Our Minds Matter is a non-profit based in the greater Washington, DC area. In honor of Josh Anderson, Our Minds Matter has created a student-led movement to change high school culture around mental health. The organization partnered with The Hidden Opponent in November 2020 for a month of programming for “Movember,” Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month.
Leah Howard has devoted her career to changing the way athletes prioritize their mental health and making therapy more accessible. The Sports Counselor provides tele-health counseling and coaching for athletes, coaches, professionals, and others looking to enhance their work. Through her partnership, we were able to offer 6 free consulting sessions to one of our devoted Campus Captains.
Crafted by PhDs and former student athletes, Mood Lifters is a 15 week mental wellness program devoted to improving wellbeing. The platform recently began offering a specific group for athletes. Thanks to generous donors, we were able to offer the MoodLifters program to our Campus Captains for free or at a very discounted rate.
MyHuddle is a mission-driven startup that makes sports psychology coaching accessible to student-athletes right from their phone. They offer 1:1 coaching via text and video cha, group-based workshops, and on-demand online resources. As a partner of The Hidden Opponent, Campus Captains were given early access to the platform at a discounted rate. A handful of Campus Captains have provided the MyHuddle team with thoughtful feedback to help the early development of the program.
Yoga Athletex is an athletic training facility based in Houston, Texas that offers a sports specific yoga and breath work program. The founders of Yoga Athletex are former collegiate athletes turned wellness enthusiasts. Through partnership with The Hidden Opponent, they offer virtual memberships at a discounted rate to Campus Captains.