Based on member feedback, in 2019/2020 a new wellbeing education program was developed to support players with the skills and strategies to successfully navigate their way within the high-performance environment.
The education has been tailored to different ages and stages of a players career, and just like skill development on the field, players will progress through the development of emotional and mental skills off the field.
Early Career: Mental Health Literacy, Resilience (1) and Self Awareness/Self Concept (1)
Mid Career: Self Awareness/Self Concept (2), Resilience (2), Emotional Intelligence (1)
Late Career: Self Awareness/Self Concept (3), Emotional Intelligence (2), Relationships/Social Support
The ACA provides free access to qualified psychologist's and psychiatrists through the national wellbeing network for current and recently off-contract ACA members (and for 3 years beyond their contract).
Members are also able to access their preferred psychologist and/or psychiatrist outside of the referral network and have these sessions reimbursed.
All sessions are treated confidentially, with de-identified invoices requested from providers.
For further information on the Wellbeing Network contact your Player Development Manager or Justine Whipper at the ACA on email@example.com or 0402 327 238.
ACA members now have access to a free holistic and comprehensive health and wellbeing program through a new partnership with Benestar®
Best You by Benestar offers professional, confidential coaching and support, which is also available free to eligible family members.
The support available includes MyCoach, which provides personalised support to help you in facing a challenging situation, or enhance your overall wellbeing. MyCoach can also assist with:
MyCoach can be accessed online, by telephone or face-to-face. For confidential coaching and support call 1300 360 364.
Mikayla Hinkley speaks about her mental health journey, being an ambassador for LIVIN and the ACA support she has received along the way.