Mental Health

As part of our commitment to positive mental health within SLSNSW, a new Mental Health & Wellbeing Champions program has been launched thanks to funding achieved through the NSW Mental Health Sports Fund.

We are excited to advise that we are now ready for expressions of interest to join a network of Mental Health & Wellbeing Champions at clubs and branches across NSW.

What is a Mental Health & Wellbeing Champion?

Mental Health & Wellbeing Champions will take on a voluntary and non-clinical role designed to work collaboratively with other members to support a positive mental health environment on our beaches, in our clubs and at our events.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Champions will play a key role in increasing awareness of mental health concerns within our movement and improving the wellbeing of other members. The primary responsibilities include recognising signs of distress, coaching and training club members on wellbeing related topics, listening to concerns and referring members who could benefit from additional support.

Expression of interest process

To express an interest in becoming a Wellbeing Champion, please complete the online JotForm before 9am on Monday 17 October 2022.

Applications will be short listed, and a series of short and informal interviews will be conducted with potential champions by Communicorp. The purpose of these interviews is to ensure that applicants:

  • understand the role and training requirements;
  • are suitable to become champions; and
  • have the opportunity to ask any questions about the role, training or program.

Applicants will be advised if they have been selected to attend an interview on Thursday 20 October.

We ask that you keep your preferred training dates free to ensure that you are able to attend these sessions if your application is successful.

If you have any questions about the Mental Health & Wellbeing Program, please contact Clare Bevis (cbevis@surflifesaving.com.au).

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