Volleyball WA develop Mental Health Charter

The Volleyball WA Board have recently ratified a new Mental Health Charter for the sports employees and volunteers.

Developed as a way to formalise the organisations commitment to developing good mental health policies, the Volleyball WA Mental Health Charter highlights important information about mental health in the workplace.

Incorporating key information as well as signs and symptoms of poor mental health, the charter aims to develop ‘an engaged workforce that is mentally and physically safe and healthy.’

The mental health charter was developed as an extension of the organisations recent work and partnership with the Western Australian Association for Mental Health.

“We are very proud of our work in this space and fully support the work of the WA Association for Mental Health. As the Mental Health Partner of Volleyball WA we are excited to champion the message that mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play.” said Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl.

“This charter allows us to formalise our stand on the importance of mental health in the workplace. A safe workplace is vital for employees and volunteers to be motivated to give their best and to ensure that they are able to deal with the day to day challenges of 21st century life.”

WA Association for Mental Health CEO Taryn Harvey commended Volleyball WA on its commitment to mental health and wellbeing in the community and within its organisation.

“This charter by Volleyball WA demonstrates a mentally healthy initiative being actively implemented in both a workplace and setting a positive example for community recreation groups alike,’ Ms Harvey said.

“By providing helpful information on where to find mental health services and supports, and how to protect our mental health, Volleyball WA is aiming to reach as many people as possible and save lives,” Ms Harvey said.

To access a copy of the Volleyball WA Mental Health Charter click HERE .

For more information about the Mental Health Charter contact the Volleyball WA office. For more information about the WA Association for Mental Health head to their website at https://waamh.org.au/