Netball WA and Youth Focus team up for free mental health education sessions for netball community

Netball WA and Youth Focus team up for free mental health education sessions for netball community

NETBALL WA has teamed with Youth Focus to provide free mental health education sessions for coaches, officials and volunteers during June and July.

The sessions are designed to equip attendees with the necessary skills to assist a player or peer in need to seek professional help.

Netball WA general manager of community netball Liz Booth said educating people about mental health would reduce the stigma.

“Netball WA is committed to increasing the number of mentally healthy associations and clubs throughout the State and I’d encourage all of our coaches, officials and volunteers to engage in these sessions,” she said.

Upcoming sessions include:

Thursday, June 23 at Kalamunda & Districts Netball Association, Ray Owen Sports Centre

Monday, July 18 at Fremantle Netball Association, Frank Gibson Reserve

Monday, July 25 at Perth Netball Association, Matthews Netball Centre

Each session will run from 6.30pm-7.30pm and will be delivered by Youth Focus.

Register here or arrive 10 minutes before any session to complete a registration.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, call the Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) on 1300 555 788 (all hours) or 1800 676 822 (rural free call).