We’re excited to let you know that AFL North East Border is pleased to be supporting Sport North East in its partnership with Tackle Your Feelings (TYF) who are offering free mental health training to clubs in our region in June. 

TYF is a mental health training program for community footy clubs and coaches. This initiative is driven by both the AFL Coaches and AFL Players Associations

The program was inspired by the mental health education program developed by AFL Players Association for professional coaches and players. All workshops will include a Q&A with TYF Ambassador and former senior Bulldogs coach, Brendan McCartney

The program aims to provide community coaches with the tools to understand, recognise and manage signs of mental health. More broadly, the program seeks to:

1. Raise awareness of mental health in the footy community

2. Reduce the stigma associated with mental health (self and social)

3. Change the behaviours associated with impacting one’s mental health 

We’ve attached an information booklet with this email that includes steps on how to register.

You can also watch this brief video from Brendan McCartney explaining a bit more about the program – Click Here to Watch Video

TYF also has a full suite of resources in their “Coaches Box”, including videos from AFL Coaches, Players, Podcasts mental health resources to help your community. 

TYF also has a partnership with CoachAFL, so all coaches will gain a maximum of 6 CPD on completion of the program. Sign up now via www.tackleyourfeelings.org.au 

We hope to see you in one of our online virtual workshops in the coming weeks. 


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