Mental Health & Wellbeing

The mental health and wellbeing of all participants in basketball is important to us here at Basketball NSW

Mental health and wellbeing are of utmost importance in our lives, impacting our overall happiness, productivity, and ability to cope with the challenges that come our way. Just as we prioritize our physical health, it is crucial to recognize and nurture our mental and emotional well-being. Taking care of our mental health allows us to maintain a balanced and fulfilling life, fostering positive relationships, achieving personal goals, and experiencing a sense of purpose and satisfaction.

One significant aspect of mental health is understanding that we are not alone in our struggles. It is a common misconception to believe that one’s challenges and feelings are unique and isolating. However, the truth is that millions of people around the world face similar experiences and emotions. Recognizing this fact can provide immense comfort and reassurance, reminding us that we are part of a larger community and that support is available. By acknowledging that we are not alone, we can reduce mental health stigma, encourage open conversations, and promote empathy and understanding among individuals.

Remember, taking care of your mental health is not a sign of weakness but of strength and self-awareness. By prioritizing mental health and recognizing that you are not alone, you can embark on a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and growth, leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.

The support organisations listed below provide services and understanding people (many available 24/7) who can help you understand why you might be feeling the way you are and may help you find ways that work for you to start feeling better.

Your local Doctor (general practitioner or GP) can provide information about services available in your area or even refer you to a counsellor who can be covered under Medicare.

Many counsellors will also provide after-hours appointments or telephone support, so don’t hesitate to ask your family Doctor about this if you need extra help or would prefer to speak with someone at night.

Youth Support Helplines & Websites

Helplines & Support Services