Mental Health

At St Mary’s, the health and wellbeing of our players, supporters and the wider community is paramount.

Mental health is equally as important as physical health, so we encourage everyone to use the below resources to manage your health and check in on those around you.

1 in 5 Australians experience mental health challenges, so it is critical that we all commit to addressing mental health within our club, the community and the sporting arena.

Support Services

Here are some support services below that offer support through web chat, phone or email, as well as providing online material and resources. Please remember that if you feel that your life or someone else’s life is at risk, dial OOO.

For additional support services, view this list.

Suicide prevention charity with guides on having mental health conversations

24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention 13 11 14 I

Beyond Blue
24/7 advice, referral and support from trained professionals
1300 22 4636

Suicide call back service
24/7 free counselling and support for carers, bereaved and those at risk of suicide 1300 659 467

MensLine Australia
24/7 support for men with emotional health and relationship concerns 1300 78 99 78

Kids Helpline
24/7 confidential counselling for people aged 5-25

1800 Respect
24/7 counselling, information and referrals for sexual assault and domestic violence 1800 737 732

Gambling Help
24/7 information and assistance for anyone affected by a gambling addiction 1800 858 858

Help young people with mental health, physical health, alcohol and drug services, and work and study support.
03 9433 0200

Butterfly Foundation
8am – 12am support for eating disorders and body image issues 1800 33 4673

Virtual Resources

Beyond Now suicide planning app
Mindspot online mental health assessment and courses
Free online self-help program
Mental health fact sheets, webinars, podcasts, online clinic and self-assessment tools
Directory of digital mental health resources
App to build mental fitness through a 30 day challenge