Norwood Junior Football Club creating leaders on the field and in the community.

The Norwood Junior Football Club is committed to the Health and Wellbeing of players and its extended  football family. Our aim is to offer boys and girls of all ages and abilities long term football and personal development in a safe and supported environment. As such the club has developed formal partnerships with community health, welfare and education agencies designed to support our football community through life’s ever changing journey. All enquiries will be treated confidentially and can be directed via Matt Riley the NJFC Welfare Portfolio Holder on or 0415 202 428.

We have developed formal partnerships with Each and Salt Sports and Life Training to support our ongoing commitment to player welfare and wellbeing.

EACH is a contemporary community health organisation that has a rich history in the city of Maroondah providing a comprehensive range of services that address physical, mental and psychosocial needs at acommunity and primary care level.

SALT Sport and Life Training is a not-for-profit health promotion organisation. Their vision is To Transform Australian Culture Through Sport. They deliver quality education, culture and leadership sessions into sporting clubs, schools and businesses. They use trained and experienced teachers who understand the context of sporting club culture.

Helpful Resources

Beyondblue –
Information on anxiety and depression, online forums and specific advice for men, women, older people, youth, multicultural, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI and pregnancy/postnatal issues.

Headspace –
Aimed at younger people – includes information on mental health and well-being, alcohol and drugs, work and study. Online resources and links to local centres.

Sane –
Information on mental health, assistance for families and carers, links to getting help and online forums.
The Line –
nformation on drug and alcohol services, where to get help and how to help family members.

Gambler’s help –
For assistance with problem gambling, youth services and assistance for family members.

Emergency Help
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicideline 1300 651 251
Northern Crisis Assessment Team 1300 224 636
Mensline 1300 789 978
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Kid’s Helpline 1800 551 800

Your local GP – can refer for up to ten sessions with a psychologist per year, with a Medicare rebate. Ask for a mental health plan and referral to a local psychologist.

Australian Psychological Society Find a Psychologist – You can search in terms of suburb, presenting problem and age range.

Relationships Australia – Provide information and advice on couple issues, crisis information and relationship counselling.