Supporting the Mental Health and Welfare of your Athletes

Sport can be the making and sometimes the breaking of our children and young people

Dates: Wednesdays

  • 11th May
  • 18th May
  • 25th May

Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm AEST

Venue: From the comfort of your own home

Cost: $39.95 (GST Included)

In recent years, our overall knowledge and awareness around mental health has evolved, and this issue has become a serious talking point in today’s society.

Mental health does not discriminate and can affect anyone around the world including professional and amateur athletes.

Whilst mental health is a prominent topic that is continuously spoken about, not everyone can identify or has the knowledge to seek out individual’s who are struggling and provide them with the help or resources they may need.

You may have a number of athletes in your sporting club who are dealing with a mental health problem that could be related to sport as a whole or something going on in their own lives, and you may not know about this.

Whilst we love sport, there is no denying that there can be challenges that come with the good times; it can create stress and anxiety for athletes – it is important for you to understand the triggers associated with this and have an understanding of how you as a member of the sporting club can provide support for your athletes.

A mental health problem affecting one of your athletes can cause them a number of problems, including performance issues, team success, morale of the group and overall no one wants to see an individual deal with something that causes them great stress and anxiety.

This Sports Community Webinar Series will discuss all things associated with the mental health of sporting athletes and how you can support them through any tough times they are experiencing.

It will ensure you walk away feeling comfortable at identifying when an issue may be occurring, as well as being able to provide as much help as you can to ease or resolve the problem.

In this series, the following will be covered over the three sessions:

– The facts around mental health

– Triggers of mental health in sport

– Supporting your athletes when they express that they are dealing with an issue

– Understanding the dimensions of health alongside the safety and rights of athletes

– Ensuring you can support athletes through their sport development

Additional Information about the Session:

You can log in to your session 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
This is a great opportunity to check your connection as well as make the most of the time with your presenter and other participants. During this 30 minutes you can ask any questions specific to your club and ensure you get the answers you are looking for.

After the session a recording of the course will be sent to you to view at your leisure. (Please note: Free webinars are not recorded)

For most courses you will not only receive the webinar training but also a worksheet and links to the best resources in the country on your training topic.

Presenter: Steve Pallas

CEO of Sports Community

Steve's vision of a one-stop shop for all grassroots sports club where club volunteers and administrators can learn, share and grow has come to fruition in Sports Community. His passion for working with local grassroots sports clubs led him to developing Sports Community from just an idea into a multimedia information portal with a thriving online community.