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May 12, 2024

@1QLeadership Question: What are the elements of an effective student-athlete mental health program?

Dr. Stephany Coakley, Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Mental Health at Temple University, discusses the functions and processes in place that make up the TUWell program. She covers aspects of creating and maintaining an environment for student-athletes to feel comfortable using the services provided. 


  • Assess student-athletes every year of their career
  • Educate coaches and administrators on how to identify possible crisis symptoms
  • Manage the Student-Athlete transition process

Dr. Coakley created and implemented the program for Temple Athletics. For more information on her process see her article, If You Build It, They Will Come: Establishing a Student-Athlete Mental Health Program, on - One Question Leadership Podcast - Tai M. Brown