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Blog, Mental Health - 5 months ago

Building a mental health game plan

We’ve got some considerations for how you and your club can support mental health to create a wellbeing game plan. Just like in a footy season where the premiership isn’t won in round one, these initiatives can be implemented across the course of a season to help you achieve sustained success. 

Ambassador - 5 months ago

Premiership duo join Tackle Your Feelings team

Tackle Your Feelings is delighted to welcome a pair of premiership coaches to the program ahead of the 2022 season. 2021 AFL premiership coach, Simon Goodwin, and, 2017 AFLW premiership coach, Bec Goddard, have joined the program as ambassadors alongside player recruits Ellie Blackburn, Steven May, Karen Paxman, Tom Barrass and Brit Bonnici. Tackle Your...

Blog, Mental Health - 6 months ago

Five tips to help you keep a fit mind in COVID times

Like many, I was optimistic about a COVID free 2022, unfortunately that is not the case. The uncertainty that COVID brings can potentially bring up uncomfortable emotions.

Blog, Mental Health - 8 months ago

Pre-season: Supporting players through ‘the return’

It’s been a long time between kicks, and we are excited to see community football returning for pre-season! Whilst we are experiencing the joy of reconnecting with our teammates, dusting off the whiteboard, and re-familiarising ourselves with the scent of deep heat, many may be experiencing feelings they didn’t expect.

News - 8 months ago

From the Program Manager’s desk… for the final time

We started 2021 hitting the ground running. As a program, and a nation, we were fortunate to escape COVID-19 for the early parts of the year, which allowed us to deliver our program to new regions. One of the highlights from this time was our trip with King Island alongside AFL Tasmania, to deliver the...

News - 8 months ago

TYF is seeking psychologist facilitators in regional locations

We are pleased to announce that applications for the Tackle Your Feelings program for the 2022 season are now open.

Blog, Mental Health - 9 months ago

Managing COVID-19 uncertainty

Words by TYF Psychologist Luke Jankie This blog first appeared on Maccabiah As a fundamental rule, humans crave stability. We generally find comfort in the things that are familiar to us and thrive in situations where we feel safe. Unfortunately for us though, we’ve been living in a perpetual state of uncertainty for the best...

News - 10 months ago

Win equipment and apparel packs for your club!

We’re giving away 20 Tackle Your Feelings apparel packs valued at $3,500 each! Simply tell us what your club has learnt from the TYF program to go in the draw. But, that’s not all! We also have 10 football packs (valued at $1,600) and 10 coaches’ packs (valued at $1,000) to give away as well.

Blog, Video - 11 months ago

Exploring the complexities of trauma

Words by TYF Program Psychologist Luke Jankie Life is filled with different moments – positive, negative, some more significant than others. Some moments go by and are never thought of again, whilst others may leave a lasting impression building toward future experiences. In football, there are plenty of these moments – wins, losses, injuries, accidents,...

Ambassador, Video - 11 months ago

Nathan Buckley: A Tackle Your Feelings story

Former Collingwood Football Club captain and coach Nathan Buckley experienced a journey of personal development and growth throughout his 498-game career in the AFL.The 2003 Brownlow Medallist opened up to TYF about how his understanding of coaching changed throughout his tenure at the Pies and the importance of authenticity when leading people. Need Support? If you...

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