Mental Health Round

This weekend the SBL & WABL are promoting awareness of Mental Health. The most recent ABS National Health Survey (February 2019) estimated there were 4.8 million Australians (20.1 per cent) with a mental or behavioural condition in 2017–18. Many things can impact someone’s mental health; community, life experience & culture can all play a part. While for many people it can be a physiological disorder causing an imbalance in the brain. Mental Health awareness is a journey that starts where we live, learn, work & play.

“Stronger Together” is a term we use throughout the Redback’s community. Think of that not only from a performance perspective, but also in personal & mental health. We can be ‘stronger together’ by not judging or condemning, but showing compassion & grace. The struggle is real & we need to let each other know we have nothing to hide or to be ashamed of, we are not alone.

If you are struggling, find someone who you respect & trust to talk to & don’t be afraid to open up. There is also great professional help available; you can talk to your GP or go to your local hospital.

In my role at Wisdom Calling, my main focus within the Redbacks Basketball Club & throughout Perth, is to be available for anyone who needs someone to talk to. To be a safe, non-threatening,non-judgemental person to off-load & share your burdens with.



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Perth Redbacks Basketball Association acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which the Association is located, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Boodja, we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We respectfully acknowledge the continuing connection of the Noongar people to the lands and sea on Noongar Boodja.