Northern NSW Football are delighted to partner with CALM Inc. to deliver Mental Health Round this Friday 2 June to Sunday 4 June.
We understand the importance of raising awareness, promoting education and supporting mental health in the football community. Through Mental Health Round, we hope to create positive mental health outcomes for our players and community members.
Thank you to NSW Ministry of Health for their funding and support of this initiative.
Don’t miss out on getting yourself and your club involved and join us in creating a safe and supportive environment for players.
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION WEBINAR
A Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Webinar will be available to all members of the football family.
Date: Monday 5 June
Guest Speakers: The webinar will feature mental health experts from CALM and Talk2mebro, as well as Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Georgina Worth and other football family members discussing strategies to suicide prevention and positive mental health.
Topics for discussion include:
How to navigate mental health in pressure situations
Dealing with pressures from the outside
Practical strategies to deal with mental health
Who can I go to
Q & A
REGISTER FOR WEBINAR
SafeTALK is a face-to-face alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.
Date: Wednesday 14 June
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility – Jets Seminar Room
REGISTER FOR SAFETALK
For those who cannot attend there will be access to START which allows all clubs/members no matter their location to complete suicide intervention training on the go, through a 90-minute self-paced online course.
REGISTER FOR START
Shedtalks are face to face sessions at clubs that aim to start a conversation about Mental Health – what it is, what it isn’t, what are the signs someone is struggling and how can we support all players going through a tough time on and off the pitch.
ShedTalks are now full.
WHERE ELSE CAN YOU FIND SUPPORT:
There are several resources for players, refs, coaches and volunteers of sporting teams to help them open up to each other and have meaningful conversations that can save lives.
R U OK? - resources for sports teams and coaches
Good Sports, Healthy Minds - mental health resources
Orygen (National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health) - mental wellbeing in community sport toolkit
If you need support, help is available:
Kids & Youth Helpline
Speak with a counsellor at any time, for any reason. Free and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling
Call 1800 55 1800 (24 hours a day)
Call 13 11 14 (24 hours a day)
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