South Australian Mental Health Commission shared their post.
21 hours ago
Remember Dave? He's signed up for SMS4dadsSA...
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Open to expectant dads in South Australia.
South Australian Mental Health Commission
Thanks Dave for promoting SMS4dadsSA on ABC Adelaide with breakfast presenter Ali Clarke this morning - all the best to you and Emily for October! - SA Mental Health Commissioner Chris Burns
PS Be like Dave - sign up for SMS4dadsSA now samentalhealthcommission.com.au/
Ali Clarke's interview is here: www.abc.net.au/radio/adelaide/programs/breakfast/breakfast/9624932
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South Australian Mental Health Commission shared SA United Church Netball Association's post.
24 hours ago
Dig deep on June 23! Well done SA United Church Netball Association!June 23 - Annual Charity Day
Support Mentally Fit EP and each other
This gorgeous lady is an ex back to back duel premiership player and coach for SAUCNA. She moved to Adelaide from the Eyre Peninsular to study at uni and joined a SAUCNA club for the friendship and social aspects as well as her love of the game.
She played, coached, and was a highly valued committee member at her club for several years. Her passion for the game, for her friends and teammates, and everything that netball, her team, club and competition offered was addictive and infectious.
But Kirsty Traeger (née Arnold) battled her demons. She struggled with depression and took a season off from netball after a failed attempt at her own life.
Through love, support and a lot of hard work Kirsty channeled her energy into a blog called unspoken conversations, and after moving back to her home town of Cummins, into a local charity organisation called Mentally Fit EP where she worked as a mental health worker. Her passion to help others to find and use strategies to be mentally fit was tireless. In ways big and small she worked to help everyone she could. She also worked hard to remove stigma from mental health.
Kirsty accepted the 2016 Australia Day Award for the South Australian Community Event of the Year for the Side Show Alley event that was held on the Port Lincoln foreshore as a part of Mental Health Week.
Weeks later on February 13 we lost Kirsty and many many hearts broke. Including those of her husband Mick and her four month old son Zac.
In round one of Winter 2016, 16 Adelaide Lutheran teams stood together, wore black arm bands and played possibly the hardest games of netball in their lives.
Netball is a game. We play for many reasons. But no one can doubt that team sports offer so much more than a run around and a bit of fitness.
This year we have chosen to support a charity that is very personal to our association. Not only through Kirsty but also due to the number of players and members from the EP. And also because many of the programs, information and strategies that Mentally Fit EP have available are accessible to all.
We all know people who have at times struggled with mental health, many of who are our teammates. Some in silence. Some more openly.
We urge all of our members to donate some spare change at the courts on June 23 but more importantly to ask their teammates if they are okay, to check in with them, to share the love, to be kind to each other and to ourselves.
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South Australian Mental Health Commission shared SA Lived Experience Leadership & Advocacy Network's post.
2 days ago
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4 days ago
Do you know someone who is going to be a dad?
Encourage them to sign up now for SMS4dadsSA - dads love it and best of all, it's free!
SMS4dadsSA assists expectant dads transition to fatherhood, helps them form a strong attachment to their child, support their partner and look after themselves. ... See MoreSee Less
We are lucky to have a wonderful son in-law who is an amazing father to our 2 grandsons and partner to our daughter so what we do is I text him every now and then just to let him know how much he is appreciated and that he is doing an amazing job so come on parents you can help by being more positive than being to quick to be negative been doing this for the past 4 years and our son in-law knows how much we love him
Vince Dogger Whitehite
Ellie Best Hume
This sounds great, Im gonna pass it along, share x
Bill Becker Andrew Menzies