Mental Health Awareness
1 in 5 of us will experience symptoms of mental illness in any given year. In Australia that is around 5 million people, and roughly 60% of these people will not seek help (www.blackdoginstitute.org.au).
The overwhelming concern for Masters Swimming Australia is that our members are not immune to this statistic. The impact of the temporary closures of pools, training venues, active gatherings, financial stress and isolation from friends and family etc. is unknown on members mental health.
Last year, the NBM and Branches discussed the benefits of supporting mental health with a focus on a Mental Health Month in 2021 (May).
MSA and the Swim Meet Committee are excited to be supporting the Black Dog Institute to deliver a month of Mental Health Awareness and education this May.