Mental Well-Being Program
In the 2018 season, we successfully rolled out our Manly Rugby Mental Well-Being Program. We had been all too aware of the social and mental issues impacting our community and as a Club chose to do something about this.
At Manly Rugby our players and members represent a good cross section of the community and as the Board of the Club we were keen to do something meaningful. We recognised the limitations of our capabilities in the mental well-being space within the Club, and therefore chose to partner with experts in the field. With this front of mind, we sought guidance from the amazing Gotcha4Life organisation. Gus and Vicky Worland of Gotcha4Life provided timely counsel and support to allow us to partner with another great business, Tomorrow Man.
We have also been fortunate to have the strong support of our local member of parliament and patron, James Griffin MP. James has been a key supporter of our efforts in the mental well-being area. He was instrumental in bringing our work to the attention of Tanya Davies MP, the then NSW Minister for Mental Health. We subsequently and gratefully received some funding from NSW Government to assist with our ongoing efforts regarding mental well-being.
We are currently populating an area on the website under our Resources tab where we will house relevant mental well-being support material. The intention here is to provide useful and relevant resources so our members and fellow community can access support material to help them help themselves. If you need more assistance, then clearly seek help from professionals, such as your GP or qualified counsellors.
One of the key resources we have developed is our Mental Well-Being Traffic-Light Chart which is a quick and helpful assessment tool to see how you are doing.
If you have any questions regarding Manly Rugby’s Mental Well-Being Program please contact David Dennison on email@example.com