headspace Bunbury to provide support during SWFL's Think Mental Health Round

On the ground: headspace Bunbury clinical coordinator Maureen Jubb-Shanley with community engagement officer Kelly Woods. Photo: Thomas Munday.
On the ground: headspace Bunbury clinical coordinator Maureen Jubb-Shanley with community engagement officer Kelly Woods. Photo: Thomas Munday.

The team at headspace Bunbury have thrown their support behind the South West Football League's Think Mental Health Round campaign.

headspace personnel will be talking to players, coaches, and community members during Carey Park's clash with Donnybrook, on Saturday afternoon, at Kelly Park.

South West Aboriginal Medical Service representatives will also be in attendance.

SWFL - Carey Park delegate Kevin Lynn has been the driving force behind this weekend's initiative.

headspace Bunbury community engagement officer Kelly Woods said the event would help them to connect with people from all over the region.

"We'll have a chat with anyone who wants to talk," she said.

"It's important for headspace to jump on-board, and provide support for the players and coaches."

headspace Bunbury clinical coordinator Maureen Jubb-Shanley said they were committed to assisting community members from all walks of life.

"We have to be visible in the community and be accessible for young people," she said.

"We want to de-stigmatise the issues associated with mental health."

Ms Woods and Ms Jubb-Shanley said sporting events were effective in bringing people together.

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