Thick & Thin

Melbourne, Partners

One in 4 young people in Australia will experience a mental health issue at some point. With some 10,000 young men playing in the VAFA each week, mental health issues are likely to prevalent at all clubs.

THiCK & THiN is a player led initiative that will primarily focus on:

  1. Creating awareness of men’s mental health within the VAFA, and the normalisation of mental health concerns;
  2. Encouraging team mates to have a conversation if they notice any signs of mental health issues within themselves or others; and
  3. Acting as a signpost for those either experiencing a mental illness or those supporting a mate through hard times
The THiCK & THiN campaign is a player led initiative that will primarily focus on:
1. Creating awareness of mental health within the VAFA and VAFA Women’s, and the normalisation of mental health concerns;
2. Encouraging team mates to have a conversation if they notice any signs of mental health issues within themselves or others; and
3. Acting as a signpost for those either experiencing a mental illness or those supporting a mate through hard times.

How did Thick and Thin come about?

 

Check out the stories of a couple of VAFA Footballers below.

Fact Sheets

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Key Sites

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Kids help line
1800 55 1800
www.kidshelpline.com.au
Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636
eheadspace – for online and telephone counselling
1800 650 890
Lifeline Australia
13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au
One in Five

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