READ THE PLAY – Monday 11th July U/16 Football


“READ the PLAY” is an innovative program which addresses the health and well-being of young people.

The program is being conducted for the St Mary’s Under 16 footballers on:

Monday 11th July, 2016
St Mary’s Football Clubrooms
Bottom Age Under 16’s – Program commences 5.15pm (1hr)
Top Age Under 16’s – Program commences 6.30pm (1hr)
Pizza / drinks provided
Enquiries to Damian McKEEGAN 0423 021258

“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 targets under-16 football and under-15 netballers
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.