Aftercare is very proud to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs!
With one in four Australians experiencing mental health issues in their lifetime, Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle says “the Club is committed to raising awareness about assistance available for individuals, carers and families.”
‘State of Mind’ ambassador Moses Mbye said that “Mental illness does not discriminate. It is shocking to know that at the crisis end, suicide is the largest killer of individuals aged 15-44. It is Australia’s biggest health issue and we are hoping the Bulldogs partnership with Aftercare will improve the outcomes for those affected.”
The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs are a club that is committed to Health and Wellness and Social Inclusion. The partnership with Aftercare – Australia’s longest serving provider of mental health services – will enable the Bulldogs to further strengthen this commitment.
Aftercare’s Executive Director John Malone is happy with the partnership because “it’s important to improve awareness of the need to address mental health issues.”
“We’ll be running a campaign with the Bulldogs to promote conversations around highlighting mental health and how our organisation can help with this. We’re very pleased to have the Bulldogs joining us to address this very important issue which impacts the entire community.”
Check out this video with Moses Mbye explaining that mental illness is Australia’s biggest health issue.