At WCC, we LOVE cricket! To play good cricket we want to ensure that our players and their family & friends who support them are mentally fit and healthy. The "WellGreens" team is a subcommittee who are working to ensure our MIG community has access to support should they be finding life tough.
The National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing revealed that 38.8% of young people aged 16-24 had experienced a Mental Health disorder within the previous 12-months. That's a possible 3-4 players in every team! The good news is that there are effective services and interventions that, if engaged early, can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected.
The role of the WellGreens subcommittee seeks to:
At Warringah we are a family, we all want the best for everyone in our community. Sometimes we struggle and that’s ok but we want to be here for those who are having a hard time. In addition to the resources on the right hand side, you might decide these are of use to you or someone you know:Black Dog InstituteHeadspaceBeyond BlueSANE AustraliaLifelineSuicide Callback ServiceButterfly FoundationChildren of Parents with a Mental Illness
One thing we have introduced our community to is breathwork and meditation for wholistic wellbeing. We have encouraged our players, parents and officials to learn the basics of good breathing mechanics, as well as breathwork drills that can assist us with general wellbeing, but also WCC's on-field performance.
Breathwork allows you to regulate your nervous system, and helps cope with issues such as stress and anxiety -cricket being a mental game as much as it is physical, this is something we believe is of genuine benefit.
One of Warringah’s most beloved sons Brad Lewis, former club captain and club president, is qualified instructor, and has already facilitated workshops for Warringah, Manly Premier Cricket as well as running regular workshops available to the public here. Learn more about this here:
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There are a few events which go beyond our overall focus and general club culture. If you are a player, parent, official or supporter of Warringah Cricket Club then we encourage your attendance. Get in touch with one of the members of our Well-Greens wellbeing team, orfollow us on social media for more information:
If you want to get in touch regarding a matter of player welfare, contact a member of our club player welfare team, their contact details are below
Playing sport with our mates is life giving, it gives us energy and purpose, which is fitting for the land on which we meet, Curl Curl, which comes from the Dharuk phrase “Curial Curial” meaning “River of life”.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional owners of the land, Guringai country, upon which we play, belonging to the Guringai people. We pay our enduring respects to the first peoples of all nations, elders of the past, and the generations of the present and future, because the land is in our hands, and on it we have the power to make their future and our future, one.