Eltham Wildcats and headspace Greensborough Partnership

headspace Greensborough is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Eltham Wildcats Basketball Club to help support the young people and their family and friends that make up the Eltham Wildcats community. 

Being part of club like the Eltham Wildcats can be great for a young persons mental health, they can build strong community supports, engage in an activity the are passionate about and maintain good physical exercise. These things can do wonders for your mental health. 

Kirsty Jungwirth, Service Manager at headspace Greensborough had this to say about the partnership:

“Eltham Wildcats is an incredibly progressive and inclusive club that has a large reach across the community, providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to connect with each other and share their joy of basketball. It is a privilege to be invited to work closely with such an incredible sports community that provides so much compassionate and visionary leadership at all levels of the club from its players, families, coaches, team managers, staff and executive group. headspace Greensborough is incredibly excited to be involved in a partnership which will only strengthen over time. It has been clear during 2020, that we all need to support and connect with each other in a range of ways, and we look forward to extending our work with Eltham Wildcats over the coming years.”

The club are community leaders when it comes to supporting their members with an established 'Wellbeing Panel' and regular wellbeing initiatives. Eltham Basketball CEO Greg Jeffers believes the partnership will strengthen the current support systems that have already been established within the club.

“We can never do too much for our youth. We already have so many tremendous role models and mentors through our basketball programs, but we want to take that support for our youth further. [headspace Greensborough has]  committed to helping us provide information sessions for parents, coaches, referees and players alike to help provide an easy transition back into sport with plans for further programs once basketball returns. We look forward to developing our relationship with Headspace and thank them for seeing value in working alongside the Wildcats.”

The partnership will launch with an information session for parents, guardians, carers and coaches around anxiety in the context of COVID-19 and some mental health tips and strategies on how to help young people maintain their mental health. The event will run on October 27th. 

For more information on partnership events, or the Eltham Wildcats, visit https://elthamwildcats.com.au/

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