Articles and Insights

News - 2 years ago

Tackle Your Feelings joins CoachAFL

The Tackle Your Feelings program is now part of the CoachAFL platform.

Ambassador, Mental Health - 2 years ago

Managing pressure and expectations on and off-the-field

"Each game I felt like I had given my all to everything both physically and mentally but I would still be questioning my own leadership or performances."

Blog, Mental Health - 2 years ago

To spray or not to spray? Considerations around providing feedback during games

Tackle Your Feelings Program Psychologist Guy Little looks at the key considerations when providing feedback to players in-game.

News - 2 years ago

TYF recruits local psychologists to help coaches

Tackle Your Feelings has formed a partnership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) to up skill community Aussie Rules coaches in mental health education.

Blog, Mental Health - 2 years ago

Therapist v therapeutic… What’s the role of a coach?

Coaches have told me that they wear many hats – first-aider, guider, director, trainer, mentor (the list goes on), and therapist. The therapist hat, however, doesn’t have to be one of them, but a therapeutic hat may be a much better fit. So, what’s the difference between being a therapist and being therapeutic? This blog is going to tease out the difference.

AFL Players - 2 years ago

Brighton Dads’ Army tackle their feelings

A chilly Melbourne night in Brighton was my first chance to look at the Tackle Your Feelings program. The session was held at the small but beautiful Baptist church of Brighton, and the room quickly filled as the Brighton dads & coaches walked in after work.

Blog, Mental Health - 2 years ago

Dealing with loss at season’s end

As heads hang after the sirens, players are likely to feel a range of emotions. As a coach, how do you make sense of the players’ experiences and what can you do to help them?

Blog, Mental Health - 2 years ago

What is mindfulness and does it have a place in football?

Mindfulness is all the rage lately. Coaches, athletes, trainers, and psychologists talk about the use of mindfulness in footy. But what is mindfulness? What is its connection with footy? This blog will take a dive into mindfulness and its connection with sport performance.

Mental Health - 2 years ago

Tackle Your Feelings jets to The Alice

Tackle Your Feelings visited Alice Springs to present the program to community football coaches from the local area.

Mental Health - 2 years ago

Suns help shine a light on mental health

More than 30 community coaches from the Townsville region had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew about the value he places on building the skills to understand, recognise and manage mental health issues in his players. Dew invited these volunteers into the Suns inner sanctum for a special briefing...

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