headcoach Minds need Training too.
Today is the official launch of this campaign across the Country, headcoach seeks to educate young men that maintaining their mental health is just as important as maintaining their physical health.
We worked with some of Australia’s best athletes to capture what they do to keep a healthy headspace. Check out the athletes tips: http://bit.ly/2O0M6vN
Young men have a tough time recognising the importance of maintaining their mental health for a number of reasons including traditional gender role stereotypes, inability to identify early warning signs and a reluctance to let anyone know if they are struggling. headcoach campaign provides young men with access to tips and advice from high profile athletes across different sporting codes about how to actively manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Statistics tell us that
- One in 7 young men aged between 16 and 24 experience depression or anxiety each year – yet only 13% seek help.
- Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia, and young men face an even greater risk. According to the ABS 2016 Causes of Death Report, Australian men are three times more likely to take their own lives than Australian women.
Research shows that young men understand the importance of maintaining their physical health; however, they do not apply the same level of importance to actively maintaining their mental health. Lots of young men don’t know where to start, so headspace has identified seven simple tips to build and maintain mental health
- Close and connected relationships
- Eat well
- Stay active
- Get enough sleep
- Cut back an alcohol and other drugs
- Learn new ways to handle tough times
- Get into life and do stuff that’s important to you
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