SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY works in collaboration with the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Good Sports Program to deliver mental health literacy training to clubs across Tasmania.
The Stay ChatTY Sports Program facilitates an evidence-informed mental health awareness workshop to club players, coaches and managers. The workshop aims to help participants understand mental health, recognise signs and symptoms, seek help, and help out a team mate, in a free 45 minute presentation.
We also support clubs to run mental health sporting rounds. These events not only help raise money to make programs such as this possible, they are great ways to bring the conversation of mental health into your club by raising awareness to the importance of meaningful conversations.
The Sports Program sits alongside the Good Sports Healthy Minds Program, which helps clubs develop mental wellbeing policies and procedures to create an inclusive and supportive club environment. If your club would like the to develop a policy you can contact Daniel Vautin from Good Sports Tasmania at Daniel.Vautin@adf.org.au
What your club can do to increase mental health awareness:
- Hold a Stay ChatTY Sports Program 45 minute presentation
- Host a Stay ChatTY sporting round
- Develop a mental wellbeing policy and procedure
- https://www.headfirst.co.nz/ – This site was created to help players, coaches, support staff and families in the rugby community to support their own wellbeing and that of others.
- http://goodsports.com.au/ – Good Sports works together with local sporting clubs to build a healthier sporting nation.
- http://goodsports.com.au/programs/healthy-minds/ – The Good Sports Healthy Minds Program helps clubs tackle mental health issues at a grassroots level.