NSFA are partnering with mental health organisation Man Anchor to implement a mental health first aid training program, enabling our 30 member clubs to have a Wellbeing Officer for both youth and adult players.
The role of the Wellbeing Officer(s) will be to help guide and support the mental wellness of their club members and will be equipped with tools to help guide someone if faced with a mental health crisis or illness until professional clinical help can be arranged. This program has been designed to help build on the already strong culture NSFA clubs have within the wider football community.
Separate courses will be conducted by Man Anchor for the roles of Adult Wellbeing Officer and Youth Wellbeing Officer, with participants receiving a 3-year accredited qualification as a mental health first aider.
Click here for more details about the program and courses offered.
To register your club’s Adult and Youth Wellbeing officers please contact NSFA Wellbeing Manager Jake Cohen via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members looking to assist with the funding of the NSFA Wellbeing Program can make a pledge to our fundraising campaign on Givity, with all contributors going into the draw to win a trip to Crystalbrook resort in Byron Bay!