Mental Health & Wellbeing
Ultimate Victoria and Outside the Locker Room (OTLR) are excited to announce a new partnership heading into 2023 with the goal of provisioning support to athletes with the end result of changing the game for Mental Health in sport.
This partnership will see support given to all athletes under the Ultimate Victoria banner, through Mental Health and Wellbeing Education, as well as connection to OTLR’s linked support services.
OTLR was founded in 2015 by Jake Edwards, with the vision to connect lives and communities through conversation. OTLR focuses on providing critical education for mental health and other social issues, while also providing education for communities to become leaders and inclusive for everyone. OTLR provides education to sporting clubs, schools and workplaces across Australia, looking to show that sport is more than just a game, that in schools the stigma stops here and provide workplaces the space to connect their community through conversation.
SUPPORT FOR UV AFFILIATED CLUBS
When your club begins the OTLR program, provided are 2 mental skills sessions.
Launching the program is OTLRs ‘Mental Health’ session.
‘Mental Health’ covers signs and symptoms of mental ill-health, how to start the conversation and how to support someone going through a mental health challenge.
Your community will also be introduced to OTLRs welfare app, containing vital resources as well as being introduced to OTLRs welfare support, provided by Redefine Life Counselling Support.
This support is available to be accessed by all members of your community when assistance is needed.
The second session is chosen by your club from the following:
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Wellbeing and Lifestyle
- Leadership and Culture
- Inclusion and Respect
Each education session runs for 60 minutes and welcomes all members of your club.