Looking after your mental health during these unprecedented times is vital.
Football NSW encourages everyone to reach out to their fellow members of the football community to make sure they are doing alright.
There are several resources available to support mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 if you find yourself struggling.
Below is a list of resources you can use to assist you, a fellow teammate, a club, an association and anyone else in this tough period:
- NSW Institute of Sport – https://www.nswis.com.au/high-performance-at-home/maintaining-mental-health-wellbeing-during-covid-19/
- NSW Health Direct – https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/blog/can-you-boost-your-immune-system-against-the-coronavirus-covid-19
- Head to Health – https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19
- Lifeline – https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
- Kids Helpline – https://kidshelpline.com.au/coronavirus
- Parent Helpline – https://kidshelpline.com.au/parents/issues/how-parentline-can-help-you
- Beyond Blue – https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak
- AIS Face Sheet on COVID-19 Click Here
A good insight on opening up to the football family, check out this incredible news item on one of our very own, National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s star Marc Warren, currently playing with the Mt Druitt Town Rangers, on how speaking out and seeking help saved him.
Despite the temporary suspension of football activities in Sydney, there are still plenty of ways you can keep your players active and engaged also.
Football Australia’s Skills Hub includes a variety of football challenges that you can set your players to practice whilst at home.
Don’t worry Football NSW Fam, we got this, stay united, stay active, we are all in this together.
#StaySafe and we will be back before you know it!