Clubs kick off Mentally Active Sports project

Sports Focus are excited to be supporting the Gisborne Cricket Club and Riddell Football Netball Club, selected to pilot mental health activities over the next 18 months as the Mentally Active Sports Project kicks off, supported by the Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Trial Site at Macedon Ranges Health, Central Victorian PCP and Sports Focus.
 
Shelly Lavery, Chair of the Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Trial Site said the selection panel was really pleased with the level of interest in the project which demonstrated the range of sporting clubs within our community who have the mental health and wellbeing of their members in their thinking and planning.
 
Mental health officer at RFNC, Scott Tresize said the Riddell Bombers are proud to be part of the project.
“Mental Health is a growing concern, especially in these times. This program will help not only our club, but our community. We look forward to working with the Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Trial Site.”
Gisborne Cricket Club coach Gavin Mckay said the Dragons are also really excited to be participating.
“Gisborne Cricket Club sees this as a fantastic opportunity to work with our members – as well as their parents and siblings – in breaking down mental health stigma and beginning the education of our community around staying mentally healthy.”
 
Community Bank Gisborne and District is proud to be funding the Macedon Ranges Mentally Active Sports Project to support the health and wellbeing of our community.
 
If you or someone you know is in need of immediate mental health support, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or text 0477 13 11 14 (6pm-midnight).