Mental Health Spotlight

31 May 2017

Collingwood Player puts spotlight on Mental Health

Mental Health - Player Welfare -

Collingwood's Alex Fasolo's brave and wise decision to take time out to deal with his depression, is a very timely reminder for all players, and indeed all involved at the club to seek help should you be struggling with mental health issues. Family and your family doctor is the best place to start, however in addition to this the club does have a confidential Player Welfare Group that can help, and/or organize further expert professional help for any player struggling. (details as below) .

PLAYER WELFARE GROUP:
The Club is keenly aware that young men playing at the club face many pressures in their busy lives. Family, study, work, relationships and football commitments, can individually and combined be very demanding to balance and manage successfully.
The Football Club wants to provide as much support as possible, so once again this year we have a “Player Welfare Group”. It is a group of five leading club people, each with different but complimentary professional skills, on whom players can call when personal assistance is required.
This group can be approached at any time for help on physical, club, relationship, financial or mental health issues, and discussions will remain strictly confidential.
Should the Player Welfare Group itself not have the specific skills required for an individual case, referrals to medical or other experts can be organized.
So if you feel troubled at any time by any issues, and feel a chat and some advice or assistance could help, please do not hesitate to approach the Player Welfare Group.

Contact Details: Senior Players
Bernie Comerford bernc@bigpond.net.au 0407 821 263
Justin Evans jevans@eqt.com.au 0414 503 844
Glen Burgin glen.burgin@gmail.com 0438 201 369
Contact Details: U/19 Players
Peter Holland peter.holland@police.vic.gov.au 0423 024 890
Shane Denahy shaned@codeelec.com.au 0419 312 531

The Committee