WA Footy is committed to championing mental health and wellbeing at all levels of football. We all have a role to play in creating spaces and environments that are safe, inclusive and conducive to positive conversations around mental health and wellbeing. Football and sporting clubs are ideal settings to develop supportive networks and contribute to effective community well-being initiatives.
How can you help?
Be a friendly face and listening ear to members.
Role model values of the club.
Organise quality assured external providers to visit the club.
Facilitate and support the maintenance of relationships between the club and key local organisations and providers around initiatives, programs and grants that may be available to the club.
Welcome new members to the club.
Stay up to date with WA Footy initiatives and resources available. Check out the WA Footy Wellbeing Hub.
Engage with your local government and health services to build meaningful relationships between the club, local support networks and providers.
How to seek help
Managing your own mental health is important at all stages of the mental health continuum. The AFL’s How to Seek Help Tool can help you navigate services.
Our mental health changes over time in response to different stressors and experiences.
We can all move up and down the mental health continuum.
When should you reach out for help? The earlier the better.
If you are experiencing mental ill-health, reach out for professional help. Our tool helps you know your options.
Mental Health Support Services
24 hours / 7 days a week support available through phone, online chat and or text message.
Short-term support for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping or staying safe.
confidential one-to-one support with a trained Lifeline telephone crisis supporter.
Listen without judgment.
Provide a safe space to discuss your needs, worries or concerns.
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.