October marks Mental Health Awareness Month and to acknowledge this important time, we’re looking back at the impact of the Danny Frawley Centre (DFC) over the past year.
The DFC is deeply committed to educating and empowering our community regarding mental health, through initiatives of all scales and sizes – every effort matters when it comes to our mental and physical wellbeing.
Each of these moments represent the important steps in our journey of building a thriving community who better understand their mental health needs now and into the future.
In March, our flagship mental fitness workshop was launched. Utilising the practices and processes that underpin our elite teams, the program aims to teach the community how to train their mental fitness so they can perform at their best on and off the field.
In May, the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major events Steve Dimopoulos joined us to mark the opening of phase two of the centre, introducing new mindfulness rooms, consulting suites and a community gym.
In June, 1,100 members of the business community gathered for the annual Spud’s Lunch to honour Danny and advance the efforts of our centre.
June also saw sporting legends united for the first ever Spud’s Curtain ahead of the third annual Spud’s Game: A Match For Mental Health – raising much needed awareness and funds for Mental health programs within the community.
#5: Spuds Game: A Match for Mental Health | 2 Minute Delay
Players, officials and a fans paused for two minute to have a conversation about mental health.
On World Suicide Prevention Day, our very own Chelsea Frawley and Kirstan Corben led team DFC at the Never Alone Walk to raise awareness and funds for mental health.
Jack Sinclair parted ways with the fan favourite mullet, and raised over $20,000 for the delivery of mental health programs through the DFC.
Look out for upcoming free mental health education sessions in October, proudly brought to you by our naming rights partner, AIA Vitality.