WHAT IS IT?
Outside The Locker Room is a welfare and education program dedicated to working alongside sporting clubs across Australia in all sporting codes.
Developed in partnership with mental health and youth services experts and delivered in local sporting clubs via a series of interactive workshops over a 12-month period it provides participants with information and resources on issues such as:
– Suicide & Mental Health
– Depression and Anxiety
– Drugs and Alcohol
We are constantly developing our content and sessions in partnership with integral leading education organisations to meet the demands of our communities. Currently we have developed the following:
1: AMBASSADOR & PROGRAM LAUNCH (First visit for every club)
2: MENTAL HEALTH & DRUGS
3: COACHES & SUPPORT STAFF TRAINING
4: GAMBLING & ALCOHOL
5. LEADERSHIP & CULTURE
6. RESILIENCE & ATTITUDE
7. NUTRITION / FOOD & MOOD
Each club must have the first session as their launch and than can select 3 of the remaining sessions above. Our education program can be rolled out over a 12 month period, however we suggest holding one at your club every 3-4 weeks during the season. Each session goes for 60 minutes and we attempt to hold them in conjunction with training nights post training.
As part of our welfare and education program we also have a Facilitator Program that ensures that we can deliver our sessions at any club anywhere across Australia. All of our facilitators are placed through our 12-month training program, which is delivered by our partners at the Australian Counseling Association, which includes education and training in the following areas:
– Mental Health
– Suicide Safe Talk
– Drugs & Alcohol
Our facilitator team will arrive 30 minutes before each session to help set up and have the environment ready to go for all players to participate.
Players and their families gain access to our welfare team via our safe, secure and private platforms such as our free app and can seek support from a professional. We have a dedicated team who support all of our enquiries and help them create a plan moving forward.
Our welfare process is supported by health professionals such as psychologist and councilors alongside other organisations like:
– Australian Counseling Association
– Youth Focus