Beyond Blue Cup - Play Your Role

When it comes to your mental health, having a strong network of ‘teammates’ is essential, and playing your role goes a long way towards helping everyone get through the ups and downs of life. 

Kicking off in April 2021, our Beyond Blue Community Partners are holding their annual Beyond Blue Cups. This year, clubs want to help Beyond Blue encourage  those across sporting communities to think about what role they can play to be there for their family and friends. 

So, how can you play your role and be the best teammate you can be?

A good place to start is to remember these four keywords: look, ask, listen and support.

 

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Keep a look out for teammates that are acting differently.  Noticing these changes in behaviour and understanding the signs and symptoms can be very important.

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I will ask how you're going.

Regularly asking your teammates how they’re going is great way to show that you care.
Here are some great tips for talking to someone you're worried about.

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I will make time to listen.

Take the time to listen to your teammates, even if it’s just for a quick chat. 
Learn more about when to talk vs when to listen.

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I will support you.

Let your teammates know that you’re there for them and that you will offer support whenever they need it.

The 'Supporting Others' section of Personal Best offers great advice.

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Sydney FC BB Cup: 19 May 2021

There are so many things we can do to support teammates - on the pitch and off it. Sydney FC players talk through how to look, ask, listen and support each other.

Useful Resources

For more information on looking after your mental health and supporting those around you, there are a number of great resources available:

 

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