Our news

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

St Kilda Football Club coach Brett Ratten says it was the support of the football community which allowed him to rebound following the tragic death of his 16-year-old son Cooper in a car accident. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you Brett Ratten for sharing your personal experience and your efforts to help others who are facing their own hardships.

You legend mate because you have such amazing strength mate and you stand for everybody just like you!!!!

So sorry for your loss Brett may the Lord walk beside you even if you don't believe.Hope he enters your Heart and Soul just to give you some Peace. I will Pray for You and your Family.

Ratts I am a Carlton fanatic loved the way you played for the Mighty BLUES. You have showed you are all class off the field as well. Take care.

That was tough to watch, how a parent could do that interview is well beyond me, all the strength to you Ratts

Omg wow what amazing father you are love you Mr rattan from a Geelong man IF that matters.

I feel your pain and I send you and your family love and hugs. RIP Cooper 🙏🏻

And absolute legend ..so so sad ..🙏🙏🙏

Thank you for sharing this sad tragedy ❤️

Had that Knock on the door not nice

So sorry for your loss .i have been a st Kilda supporter all my life and I'm 65 now .deepest sympathy to all Coopers family and friends

Bron Keown this pulls at the heart strings he’s a strong man to be able to talk about it!

Heartbreaking to listen too ,all the mate

Beautiful powerful God bless you Brett❤️

Beautiful, such a hard time for you all❤️Rosie Sharpe

That was so courageous Brett Ratten. Respect.

A Champion Player and a Champion Bloke ...

Beautiful ❤️ Powerful

Thank you for sharing your story 🙏

RIP Cooper

Holly Tamakehu take a listen. What a great dad.

Ryan Beath

James Smith

Helen Mireylees David Maffey

Lachlan Murphy Al Murphy

View more comments

Thanks to the community of Myrtleford, Victoria for having us just before this crazy COViD-19 pandemic hit. Hope everyone is staying safe ... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

Don't forget to sign up 👇 ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget to sign up 👇

Comment on Facebook

Matt Ashenden Daniel Wayne Terry Mumford Shane Mills Michael Luhrs

In early March Tackle Your Feelings Australia visited four towns in Victoria's north-east and New South Wales' Riverina region to deliver the program to community football clubs. ... See MoreSee Less

As bushfires raged across Australia during the 2019-20 summer, former Geelong Cats and GWS Giants ruckman Dawson Simpson was on the firebreak fighting to save Victoria’s Alpine Shire. He shares his story with Tackle Your Feelings. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

I was treated so well in Myrtleford when I had to play a gig at the Myrtleford Farmers market. They opened their home for me to stay the weekend and fed me too...what great hosts lovely people.

Thanks for sharing your story Dawso 🙌🏽

What a very powerful message you spoke about how the community and everyone else just gets in and helps out. I hope everything goes well for you and your beliefs.

Love hearing your story matey keep well

Good luck Daws.

Well spoken & inspiring ,thankyou for sharing 🖒

What a beautiful story thankyou for sharing

what a moving story to listern to ...yes if you are struggling ,reach out to someone ...there is always help and people to listern to your struggles ,what ever they might be ..LIfeline is great to reach out to someone for help ..I have suffered with mental health issues for a long time ..there is Help out there for everyone .

Love the last line. Strive for significance.

Poppy Bici

Alex Bennett

Best town in aus

View more comments

The Dyl and Friends podcast has given former Carlton Football Club and GWS Giants player Dylan Buckley a “purpose” in life away from the footy field. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Benjamin James Mitchell Gardner

I am glad Dylan is going forward with a new club and a new adventure . He comes across like he is very bright and focused in the right direction plus he is a very good footballer . I hope he succeeds at the Giants and it is a bold world out there for Dylan and I am sure he can succeed . All the best and keep your head up ..... btw ; life is a challenge it is not a given ... Regards , David ......

Well said,we have all been in bad places yet some of us call quits to suiside and others seek help whether it’s mental health or other reasons,I seemed amens health group to get me back on track after a bad long marriage and not see my girls,now I do but took a while,now I try and be there to listen to a person bout there struggle and tell them they not alone,I do work in gardening for Ndis clients and love seeing there smile when jobs are done,helps give them a reason to smile

Well done Dylan!! Great to see you take the initiative & channel your positive energy into a very important phase of one's life ... Keep up the great work ! 😜👍✔️

Great work Bucks and crew. Love your work.

Great young man. Well done Dylan

Great stuff mate

I was abused as a kid lost my confidence because of it just wanted a loving home now im 40 it still affects me

Brilliant

Stephen Dobson

Kylie Lovett

Wanker get over yourself

View more comments

You can now access the Tackle Your Feelings Australia program from the comfort of your couch! While the current climate with regards to COVID-19 has forced the postponement of all face-to-face program deliveries until June, the program will temporarily be available by videoconferencing as of next week.

To register for the program and book into a session you should visit Tackle Your Feelings Online or login via Coach AFL. The first step in your Tackle Your Feelings journey is to complete an introductory module, Four Quarters of Mental Health Awareness, which you will be required to do before participating in the face-to-face online training.
... See MoreSee Less

You can now access the Tackle Your Feelings Australia program from the comfort of your couch! While the current climate with regards to COVID-19 has forced the postponement of all face-to-face program deliveries until June, the program will temporarily be available by videoconferencing as of next week. 

To register for the program and book into a session you should visit Tackle Your Feelings Online or login via Coach AFL. The first step in your Tackle Your Feelings journey is to complete an introductory module, Four Quarters of Mental Health Awareness, which you will be required to do before participating in the face-to-face online training.

Last month Tackle Your Feelings visited Alice Springs to deliver the program to a group of dedicated community coaches. They were lucky enough to hear from Demons coach Simon Goodwin during the inner sactum experience. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Awesome work guys 👏

“As coaches, if you know your players well you can see those subtle shifts and then it’s about referring them to the experts,”

Tackle Your Feelings community coaches went inside the Gold Coast Suns inner sanctum to hear from coach Stuart Dew.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Nicholas Walsh...great work I really would like to see this done in GAA.

Tackle Your Feelings Australia ambassador Kara Donnellan shares why she is passionate about championing positive change in mental health. ... See MoreSee Less

Tackle Your Feelings Australia ambassador Neville Jetta shares why he is passionate about championing positive change in mental health. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

What a wonderful human being you are Neville. 💙😊

Jack White deadset absolute champion this bloke

Tackle Your Feelings Australia ambassador Leon Cameron shares why he is passionate about championing positive change in mental health. ... See MoreSee Less

The Tackle Your Feelings Australia mental health training program launched on Wednesday night with the delivery of the first face to face session to community coaches from Melbourne's south-east region. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Fantastic night. Fantastic program. Well done all 😀

Inspiring. Keep up this good work. And look after the coaches just as much. Applies to everyone.

Aidan Carr 1:09

Tackle Your Feelings is supported by three passionate ambassadors in Leon Cameron, Kara Donnellan and Neville Jetta. Visit our website to learn more about the program. ... See MoreSee Less

Tackle Your Feelings Australia updated their profile picture.
Tackle Your Feelings Australia

... See MoreSee Less

Tackle Your Feelings Australia updated their cover photo.
Tackle Your Feelings Australia

... See MoreSee Less

YOUR TYF JOURNEY

Step 1 – Complete the Four Quarters of Mental Health Awareness via CoachAFL

Step 2 – Attend a Tackle Your Feelings face-to-face workshop

Step 3 – Complete the Tackle Your Feelings online modules

When you login to CoachAFL system to register as a coach for the 2020 season you will be asked to complete an introductory Tackle Your Feelings awareness module called “Four Quarters of Mental Health Awareness”.  Once you complete this awareness module via CoachAFL, you will gain direct access to the TYF online platform where you can book into a local face-to-face workshops through an interactive map. For those of you who are NOT community footy coaches (and therefore are not required to register with CoachAFL), you can still participate in the program by clicking the REGISTER button below.

Register