SANFL is committed to promoting the importance of the mental health and wellbeing of our football community in SA.
We strive to educate and raise awareness, including building capacity of key community members to recognise the signs, activate early intervention and support those that may be experiencing a mental illness.
We can do this thank to our partners in mental health.
Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to tackling mental health head on.
As Australia’s only dedicated mental health research foundation, they exist to support ground breaking research that will help to transform the lives of those affected by mental health issues.
SANFL partners with Breakthrough each year in the delivery the “Breakthrough Community Round”, where SANFL Clubs and Community Clubs participate to raise awareness and funds for the foundation.
Tackle Your Feelings is a mental health training program for Community Club Coaches.
The AFL Coaches and Players association in partnership with Zurich have established this community initiative, to educate and assist coaches to look after the mental wellbeing of themselves, their players and those involved in the Community Club environment.
Tackle Your Feelings aims to:
For over 30 years, Sports Chaplaincy Australia has been caring for athletes at every level – both on and off the field by providing trusted pastoral care to invest into the complete athlete and their entire sporting community.
They also provide a ClubCare Cover service.
When a club you represent has a critical incident, traumatic loss, suicide, severe injury or difficult moment, ClubCare Cover can provide the crisis support needed as soon as required. Too often coaches, managers and club officials are not equipped to handle all the life and wellbeing needs of their players, staff members and wider sporting community.
In the event of a crisis, you and all your association leadership need peace of mind. So, through ClubCare Cover, it’s reassuring to know you’re covered. And that’s through accredited sports chaplains who will provide that immediate, critical incident pastoral care for all the members of your sporting community as needed.
24 hours / 7 days a week support available through phone, online chat and or text message.
Call 13 11 14, Text 0477 131 114 or visit https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Kids Help Line
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.
Call 1800 55 1800 or visit https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.
Phone support is available 24/7.
Call 1300 22 4636 or visit https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
MensLine Australia offers free professional 24/7 telephone counselling support for men with concerns about mental health, anger management, family violence (using and experiencing), addiction, relationship, stress and wellbeing.
They also offer online chat and video call services.
Call 1300 78 99 78 or visit https://mensline.org.au/
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