The Mind

Mind Games Panel - Mental Health and Australian Sport

The Dingley Hotel - 31st January 2020 from 6:30pm

One in five Australians experience mental ill-health every year. Come listen to some of Australia’s sporting greats as they describe their experiences with mental health and wellbeing.

Sports is all in the mind, even though it’s all about the body. The Mind Games panel of experts will open up and discuss, mental health, positive psychology, strategic thinking, resilience and the competitive spirit – on an off the field.

 

The Mind Games panel of experts will open up and discuss, mental health, positive psychology, strategic thinking, resilience and the competitive spirit – on an off the field. The panel will discuss strategies and new actions currently being taken


Mind Games Panel Members

Catriona Bisset - Australian 800m Record Holder
Ben Robbins - Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, St Kilda FC
Kyle Vander Kyup - Two Time Olympian & Current 110m Hurdles Oceania record holder as well as a Beyond Blue Ambassador
Dr. Bridie O'Donnell - Head of Office for Women in Sport and Recreation. Represented Australia at 3 World Cycling Championships

About this Event

One in five Australians experiences mental ill-health every year. With so few Australians seeking professional help for mental ill-health, it’s more important than ever to ensure your players, members and parents feel safe, connected and supported.

 

Mental wellness is not something that has typically been on the radar of clubs, but several high profile athletes have recently revealed their battles with mental health issues, and sports administrators are looking for ways to act.

 

The sporting environment hasn’t always been one that encourages this level of openness when it comes to mental health. It has often been seen as a place where vulnerability is a sign of weakness and a mental health condition as a private battle to be fought but not spoken about.

 

Perhaps not surprisingly, sporting teams who have embraced vulnerability and open dialogue around mental health have often enjoyed better on-field results.

Cat Bissett running
Nearly two-thirds of Australians (63%) are not confident they know the signs that someone might be struggling with life. However, there is hope, with almost 1 in 2 (49%) believing they’d be more confident starting a conversation if they knew the signs.

Ticket Information

Date: Friday, 31st January 2020

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm AEDT

Location: The Dingley Hotel, 334 Boundary Rd, Dingley Village VIC 3172

Ticket Price: $22.19 per person

Tables of 10

Individual tickets sold if required

Includes Two course meal

Drinks at bar prices

More announcements to follow

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