Volleyball WA activates mental health at Yagan Square

Volleyball WA recently delivered a range of activities in the heart of Perth City as part of Mental Health Week 2019 to more than 100 kids and adults. Using sport as a way to activate the mental health conversation, Volleyball WA once again delivered Discover Volleyball at Yagan Square.

Championing the 2019 message that ‘mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play’ Volleyball WA held five Kids Volley session during Mental Health Week, as well as the 2019 Fortix Corporate Cup and a free Urban Volley session on World Mental Health day.

Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl said she was delighted to see so many West Australians get active regardless of age or ability.

‘Finding 30 can be hard but it’s benefits to an individuals mental and physical well being is paramount. It was great to see so may kids, parents and Perth employees give volleyball a go despite some having never played.’ Kuhl said.

‘Mental Health Week was a great way for us to reintroduce the Fortix Corporate Cup and activate the importance of having a mental health conversation at the places we work. We believe in the importance of being proactive not only with your physical health but also your mental health, so it was great to partner with like minded companies and organisations.’

The 2019 Fortix Corporate Cup saw six teams take part in the competition. Healthway and Lotterywest partnered up to take on HFM Asset Management and Acknowledge Education in the first pool. While in pool two, Macquarie faced off against Tank Stream Labs and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).

The day’s Grand Final was fought out between HFM Asset Management and DLGSC with all teams watching on. HFM Asset Management had dominated the competition but faced a challenge from the DLGSC team during the final with the game maxing out in time and the group from HFM finishing one point clear.

Volleyball WA would like to acknowledge the WA Association for Mental Health, Lotterywest, Development WA, Volleyball Australia and TAFE North Metro who helped deliver the 2019 Discover Volleyball at Yagan Square event. Volleyball WA look forward to once again championing mental health in 2020.

To find out more about how you can get involved in the mental health conversation contact the WA Association for Mental Health HERE.

To find out more about Volleyball WA and it’s upcoming events and programs, contact the office on 08 9228 8522.