We envision a world where mental health is regarded with the same seriousness as physical health in dance culture; and we are here to help. Working with Minding the Gap means access to an international community of dance mental health experts. We personalize every aspect of our work and take the time to learn about your studio culture and challenges to provide the right solutions and content, with the right experts. We embrace challenge and lean into creative solutions to make mental health solutions accessible and sustainable. Meet our team!
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We work with dance schools, companies, and institutions of all types and sizes. If you want to create a sustainable mental health program, update your policies and procedures to reflect mental wellness, or establish a relationship with a qualified mental health professional to support your dancers - we are here to help.
If you are a dance leader, teacher, or parent looking to bring mental health awareness into your support of your dancer(s) we are here for you. Maybe you are a mental health professional who wants to work with dancers. Sign up for regular one-on-one coaching sessions with Kathleen and our mental health providers.
If you are looking for opportunites to connect your students or teachers with opportunites to learn about integrating mental health skills and resources into their lives and dance practices, we are here for you.
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We believe in seeking answers and testing assumptions. We also believe in collaboration in search of those answers. Finally, any research we participate in with be shared freely with the public so that dancers, teachers, and mental health advocates have equal access.
Minding the Gap is accredited to provide Mental Health First Aid Adult training.
Created by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Mental Health First Aid USA is an evidence-based training that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to someone who is experiencing a mental health or substance-use challenge. You can learn more about Mental Health First Aid at www.MHFA.org. If you would like to seek Mental Health First Aid training outside the United States visit www.mhfainternational.org.
Or schedule a meeting with us to discuss a private training for your school or company!