About Us

Fear Nothing was founded in 2015 by Shawn Antoski, a retired NHL hockey player. After struggling with mental health issues, Shawn became a strong and passionate advocate wanting to help others. As a result, he spearheaded a group in Belleville. Fear Nothing meets on a weekly basis where everyone is welcome. There is no cost, no commitment, no expectations and no judgement. People helping people with kindness, understanding and support.

Members are individuals from all walks of life who struggle or who have struggled with mental health issues. Sharing, understanding and support are key to the healing process.

Mission

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Healing by listening and talking to others with mental health issues who understand. Together we are better, and kindness really does matter.

Vision

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The goal of Fear Nothing is to assist others so that they feel they are not alone or isolated on their journey to wellness. And, where everyone feels welcome, accepted, supported and understood.

Values

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Respect, dignity, self-worth, privacy and understanding achieved through support groups, advocacy for individuals with mental health issues and public awareness.

Objectives

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To assist others so that they feel they are not alone or isolated on their journey to wellness. And, where everyone feels welcome, accepted, supported and understood.

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To provide respect, dignity, self-worth, privacy and understanding achieved through support groups, advocacy for individuals with mental health issues and public awareness.

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To assist persons with mental health issues foster development and skills to maintain good mental health.

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To raise awareness and increase integration/reintegration of persons with mental health issues into the community.

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To promote the education of the general public, self-help groups, social institutions, education sector, professionals, organizations and the business community about Fear Nothing Association of Ontario, its goals and mandate.

Shawn Antoski

About Shawn

Former NHL Hockey Player, Shawn spent eight seasons in the league with the Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. 

Shawn has always been very community oriented predominantly with activities and events for kids. In 2005, he started the Children’s Foundation Golf Tournament and is heavily involved in minor hockey on several different levels.  Shawn selflessly spends countless hours to create better communities and actively promotes mental health awareness for adults and youth.

When he retired, the skills Shawn successfully used on the ice to manage fear were harder to apply in day to day life.  He suffered through chronic pain and depression without support or coping strategies. Out of the ashes arose a passionate advocate for individuals with mental health issues and Fear Nothing Association of Ontario.

Contact Us Today!

Get in touch with us by filling in the form below, or emailing us at support@fearnothingontario.ca, or by clicking on the chat buttton in the lower right of this website. We look forward to hearing from you!