Souths Cares & Headspace Target Youth Mental Health

Souths Cares supported headspace Camperdown in hosting their annual Feel Good Cup last Wednesday – a League Tag competition for local youth at Alexandria Park Community School.

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation and provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.

Headspace is a well-regarded provider of mental health services for young adults and that is why Souths Cares showed no hesitation in supporting their event,” said Souths Cares General Manager Brock Schaefer.

“Their reputation across the health industry is second to none when it comes to working with young people.

“The NRL and headspace have an existing partnership to help reduce stigma around mental health and Souths Cares will be forming its own unique partnership with headspace Camperdown to tailor-sessions suited to our community needs.

“This will include working with headspace across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of New South Wales.

“Today’s Cup was all about young people coming together to have fun and keep active while getting important messages across.”

The Cup is aimed at raising the awareness of mental health issues for those who suffer from stress, anxiety and depression and others who may be trying to manage a friend or family member who suffers from mental health issues.

Souths Cares Ambassador, Beau Champion, also joined in on the activities, much to the enjoyment of the young people involved.

In addition to Beau playing League Tag with the 60 or so youth that attended, Champion spoke about mental health, physical health and how to stay on-track and motivated.

Headspace is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing.

“I’d encourage a young person or their friend or family, to make contact with headspace if they need to talk about any mental health issue they may be facing,” Brock said.

“I’ve visited their Centre in Camperdown, which is designed not to look or feel like a clinical service and they are staffed with very approachable and friendly workers who are there to help and not judge.”

If you or someone you care about needs to access a health worker, including; a GP, psychologist, social worker, alcohol and drug worker, counsellor, vocational worker or youth worker, please click here to visit the headspace Camperdown page.