The WPLFC is fully committed to supporting our footballing family. If you need to have a chat because you have something on your mind and you need an ear – We are here to HELP! The club has resources allocated and they are willing to listen and help, and rest assured all interactions will be fully confidential.
2019 Welfare Contacts
Chaplain – Andrew Vines – 0403 316 949, firstname.lastname@example.org
Welfare Officer – Sean Golledge – 0417 357 198, email@example.com
Welfare Officer – Jane Delos – 0409 020 971, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health is an issue that affects many across many communities and the club has the support structures in place to assist. Please feel free to contact Andrew, Sean or Jane as required.
HELP IS AVAILABLE
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve done or how much money you make: mental health issues don’t discriminate.
Get help, be helped, have hope.
One in five Australians are diagnosed with mental illness every year and many more experience the symptoms of poor mental health.
No matter where you have come from, or where you are going, help is always available.
Below is a small sample of some of the organisations available to assist you in your time of need, but there are many more available.
The first step is the hardest, admitting you need help and asking for it can be agonising, but remember you are not alone.
If you need help, take the first step.
www.ruok.org.au - RUOK is a suicide prevention charity in Australia, reminding people that having meaningful conversations with mates and loved ones could save lives.
www.headspace.org.au - headspace is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Headspace welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au – Fact sheets for consumers, families and carers mental illness. Anonymous, validated screening tools for identifying depression and bipolar disorder.
www.mantherapy.org.au – For men wanting to check out their mental health and get advice on getting help. Humorous delivery of some serious messages.
www.mindhealthconnect.org.au – Information and support for people with mental illnesses, their families and friends.
Lifeline 13 11 14 – 24 hour telephone counselling, information and referral service.
Mensline Australia 1300 789 978 – 24 Hour support for men dealing family and relationship problems.
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 – Information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and where to get help.
Carers Australia 1800 242 636 – Family carer support and counselling.
Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277 – Relationship support and counselling services for individuals, families and communities.
Suicide Call Back Services 1300 659 467 – 24 Hour telephone counselling service for those at risk of suicide, carers of someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide.
www.reachout.com.au – Online youth mental health service. Expert generated mobile –friendly site and forums.
www.biteback.org.au – BITE Back developed by the Black Dog Institute is an online space for young people, which promotes resilience.
www.kidshelp.com.au – Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
www.SANE.org - 1800 187 263 - Factsheets on illnesses and treatments as well as a phone line for advice on local support groups and facilities.
Your local GP is also a great source of support and information.