Industry-wide approach to tackle mental health within AFL gathers pace

With St Kilda’s Jack Steven the latest player to take an indefinite break from the game to deal with ongoing mental health issues, the AFL’s industry governance committee will advance plans for an industry-wide strategy to tackle the issue when they meet early next month.

The discussion is expected to focus on how resources can best be allocated to create a co-ordinated approach to mental health and wellbeing for all participants in the industry, including, but not confined to, players.

The committee, which includes player, club and industry representatives, has been considering a set of close to 30 recommendations arising from a mental health industry review conducted last year by Dr Daisy Brooke from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.

Brooke surveyed and interviewed 250 industry participants from six AFL clubs as well as staff from the AFL and the respective players, coaches and umpires associations.

Jack Steven is the latest AFL player to take an indefinite break from the game for mental health reasons.

Jack Steven is the latest AFL player to take an indefinite break from the game for mental health reasons.Credit:AAP

Источник: Theage.com.au

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