WASTCA Mental Health Round 16-17 October

WASTCA Mental Health Round-16 & 17 October

To celebrate Mental Health Week, WASTCA has teamed up with Richmond Wellbeing to present the Mental Health round for the weekend of October 15 & 16.

WASTCA leads the way in its social responsibility to club members, and is giving mental health a sporting chance by offering Bouncing Back, a free mental health awareness program designed by Richmond Wellbeing and the Kalamunda Cricket Club.

Suicide continues to be the leading cause of death for men aged 18-40, and COVID19 is further adding to the pressures people are under. Sporting clubs provide a great opportunity to reach men, reduce the stigma associated with mental health distress and provide tools and information to improve wellbeing and so they can support those around them.

By working in partnership with sporting clubs, Bouncing Back builds on the positive social and physical effects of team sports in a language and location that resonates with members. The program is customised to the unique needs of each sporting club providing strategies to assess club members’ mental health and wellbeing. This includes:

  • Face-to-face Bouncing Back mental health awareness sessions for all players and club members (delivered following training)
  • Information and updates via the Bouncing Back Facebook page and community chat group
  • Professional mental health training for club members who are passionate about mental health, through the Club Champions program
  • Connecting club members with local services that meet their needs.

To find out more or engage in Bouncing Back contact Paul Peacock on 0428 767 552 or email paul.peacock@rw.org.au

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