• One in five Australian’s aged 16 – 85 experience mental health issues in any given year 
  • WA has the second highest rate of youth suicide in the country 

An “all of community” effort that includes timely and accessible expert medical treatment, as well as non-medical community based programs. 

To work in a complementary way with experts and leading mental health service providers. We must explore ways to create community environments that support strong mental health and address social isolation issues as a way to build thriving communities. 


  • Work with existing mental health and social inclusion organisations to support individuals and families facing adversity 
  • Support Indigenous mental health programs through the power of sport and the platform of AFL and AFLW 
  • Deliver programs that explore the strong connection between individual mental health, physical activity and community connection 
  • Utilise themed match days to focus on activities that promote and enhance the psychological health and well-being of kids, young people, adults and families 
  • Educate the community on the impacts of cyberbullying and promote healthy online platforms 
  • Supporting individual and community mental health through education, pastoral care and mentoring programs