NNA Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy
NNA has been working with clubs, players, the broader netball community and Everymind – a Newcastle-based national mental health institute – to develop and implement a new strategy aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of players and volunteers.
The Making Connections initiative was launched to coincide with NNA’s annual Mental Health Round held July 29-30, 2022, having received funding from the NSW Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Sports Fund Program.
The strategy has four core actions:
1. Connecting NNA players and volunteers to positive mental health messages and information through proactive communication
2. Connecting coaches and officials to the information and skills they need to support players
3. Connecting players to the supports they need, and to empower them to take action for themselves and others
4. Connecting the strategy to NNA and club policies to creative a safe, supportive environment for all members.
NNA Mental Health Round 2023
NNA held the annual 2023 Mental Health Round on Friday August 4 and Saturday August, connecting members and our community to knowledge and the important role sport has in the promotion of positive mental health & well being.
FREE Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training
Newcastle Netball Association was successful in obtaining a grant from the NSW government to support elements of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. As part of the grant we have the capacity to provide free mental health and suicide prevention training for committee members, coaches, managers and players across our association. To assist to coordinate this training, we would like to get an expression of interest for training and the type of training interested in (members 16 years and older) People completing this EOI (access by clicking on image left) will be given first option to take up the training.
In addition to the FREE Mental Health & Suicide prevention training above, please see below for further training available.
Further FREE online suicide prevention training
Members can benefit right now from FREE online suicide prevention training called LivingWorks Start. In this training you will learn the basic skills in Suicide Alertness (identification, asking the question, and referral).
Anyone interested in undertaking this training (16 years and older) should use this link
Did you take part in the #NNAMentalHealthRound this year?
If so, please take 5 minutes to fill out this survey. We received a grant as part of the NSW Mental Health Sports Fund Grants program and the evaluators want to know what our members learned.
Only the evaluation team will have access to the anonymous responses you provide. Newcastle Netball Association will, however, be provided with aggregated responses for the purpose of improving the program for the future.
We encourage you to complete this survey, as it is an opportunity for you to contribute to the evaluation.
Please note: This survey has now closed. Should you wish to provide NNA with any feedback or you have any questions, please contact us.
NNA Help-seeking information
Please download the free NNA help-seeking resource below or hover over organisations in the image below to head straight to websites to access a range of available support services.