PLAYER WELFARE

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. Through its free support network services called Growth Rooms, it encourages the community to share, connect and learn how to cope with daily challenges in a safe, judgement free environment.

The Banksia Project aims 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 Coach. Jack is available for any player who wants to talk. It doesn’t have to be rugby related, it could be study, work, or home life.

Contact Jack:
Jack Jones

0431 204 579
jack@thebanksiaproject.org.au

OTHER SUPPORT LINES

Black Dog Institute

Lifeline Australia

Beyond Blue

Suicide Prevention Australia

CRISIS SUPPORT

If you or someone you know needs immediate help call: