Ahead of the Game uses sport to help young players and youth umpires gain the skills and knowledge that underpin good mental health and resilience.
As part of the program, participants will attend two workshops where they’ll learn how to kick off conversations about mental health, and gain the skills to help a mate out who might be going through a tough time. By the end of the program, participants will have sharper skills to overcome challenges in sport and in life.
How to deal with the tough stuff
Sometimes sport gets hard, and sometimes life gets harder. Learn a set of skills that will help you overcome the challenges in sport and life.
How to tell if a teammate is struggling
Make sure you have your teammate's back by understanding when they might be struggling, and how you can help.
Having important conversations
Talking about mental health can be awkward. Learn how to start a conversation, and when to ask for help.
How it works
Here's what the program involves:
Face to face
We deliver two 1-hour workshops to teams of young players and youth umpires in community club changerooms, before, after or during training.
We take teams through our top skills for overcoming challenges in sport and in life.
follow up survey
We want teams to tell us what they thought of the program, including how we can make it better. Feedback is important to us.