Here at SUFC, we take the welfare of our players seriously especially when it comes to mental health. We are committed to ensure that our players are not only physically safe, but also mentally safe.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from a mental illness and you are in need of support, there are a number of free community resources that helps you to identify the signs of mental illness, what it means and options available for you to get the help you need.
Some people may have suicidal thoughts when things are too hard and painful. If you feel like life is no longer worth living, it's really important to seek immediate help. With help, you can overcome these thoughts and stay safe.
You are not alone. There is always someone to hear your pain and problems, and to help you keep safe. Here are a number of links to organisations that provide support services to people suffering mental health issues or family members looking for assistance to help a loved one.
THE BANKSIA PROJECT
The Banksia Project is a mental health organisation that provides individuals with the tools and knowledge to improve their mental health and wellness. It take’s evidence-based, practical solutions that go beyond awareness to improve wellbeing in an attempt to prevent mental illness. The Banksia Project aims to enable individuals with the tools to be happy, healthy, resilient and most importantly, connected. The Banksia Project encourage and enable safe spaces for people to be vulnerable, safe and supported through challenge and triumph.
The Banksia Project aim to enable peak performance on the field by ensuring players and staff at SUFC are supported immensely off the field.
Program Director, Jack Jones is a former SUFC player and currently 4th Grade Coach.
For more information about our services, or to find out how you can be a part of mental health and wellness promotion in the community, head to their website http://www.thebanksiaproject.org.au
OTHER SUPPORT LINES
If you or someone you know needs immediate help call: