“READ the PLAY” is an innovative program which addresses the health and well-being of young people.
“READ the PLAY” is a mental health literacy program designed for the junior levels of sports clubs. It imparts information about mental illness through engaging the young players in fun and interactive games, thereby helping to remove the stigma and increase help seeking behaviour.
The program is aimed towards U16 Football and 15U Netball players.
The program is delivered at the club by mental health workers, in conjunction with the club’s Player Wellbeing Officer. The format of the program is interactive and designed to engage young people through a series of team games.
Participants engage in team based activities which develop a better understanding of mental illness, the value of looking after your mental health and the importance of early help seeking if there are signs and symptoms of emerging mental health problems.
U/16 Footballers will participate in the Read The Play program at the St Mary’s Clubroom (top age players) and Deakin Rooms at Simonds Stadium (bottom aged players) on Monday 1st June, 2015, from 6.00pm to 7.15pm.
15/U netballers will participate in Read The Play Program at the at the St Mary’s Clubroom (top age players) and Deakin Rooms at Simonds Stadium (bottom aged players) on Wednesday 3rd June, 2015, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
Parents are welcome to attend.
Enquiries to Damian McKeegan 0423 021258 Football and
Nicole Riddle Netball 0410 997 283.