Editorial

Published on August 5th, 2016 | by St Peter's College

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3rd Annual Mental Health Week at St Peter’s College – Adelaide

Over 885 boys across basketball, cross country, football, hockey, and soccer at St Peter’s College – Adelaide will wear blue armbands to raise awareness and action for beyondblue and the Society for Mental Health Research on Saturday 6 August.

Now in its third year Hamish Litt, School Captain, and Alec Morely, Vice Captain, have galvanised their peers to engage and support this important cause. “The going beyondblue round of sport is supported by the Sports Association for Adelaide Schools (SAAS). All Saints teams will wear blue armbands and many others”, Hamish said.

During the week all boys staff and students will be encouraged to check in on their peers and ask, ‘How are you going?’.

“Our vision is to help more people to start the conversation about their mental wellbeing. Our sports round is a great step forward”, added Alec.

Headmaster, Simon Murray commented, “Sometimes it’s the simplest actions and conversations that can be the most powerful. I applaud Hamish and Alec’s perseverance in organising the week”.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians and accounts for the deaths of more young people than car accidents.
  • If you think that you may be suffering from one of these conditions or know someone who is, there is always someone to help:

▪    Family, Trusted adult friends, school teachers
▪    Kids Helpline
▪    Lifeline
▪    Counsellors
▪    ReachOut.com
▪    Youthbeyondblue.com
▪    Doctor

▪    For more information go to beyondblue.org or phone the beyondblue Support Services on 1300 22 4636.

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