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Tackling the Stigma
The physical health benefits of sport and active recreation participation are well known and discussed. Mental health on the other hand, is not as commonly discussed at a community sport level.
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The topic is shrouded by stigma despite its importance. In a world where we may not be able to participate in our favourite pursuits, now is an important time to consider the impact this is having in our clubs and communities.
A huge thank you to our wonderful panelists, for sharing their thoughts and experiences.
Contact details for the organisations mentioned:
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Kid’s Helpline 1800 551 800
- Men’sLine Australia: 1300 789 978
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
- Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36
- Headspace: 1800 650 890