One Life Round 2016
Monday, 02 May 2016
Every year suicide accounts for 32% of deaths for males aged 15-24. It’s not just the men either; there has been a recent spike in suicide among young females.
About 45% of people will struggle with some sort of mental illness throughout their lifetime. As key stakeholders of football we are in a position to change this.
What is it?
One Life Round will take place on the 6th – 8th May, 2016. The purpose is to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention using football as a vehicle to reduce the stigma associated with discussions around suicide.
A football club is a safe place for many and a place where we can look out for each other. It is vital that we have awareness in our clubs to be able to identify if someone is in need of help. The round will promote the message – ‘It’s okay to talk...’
One Life Round activities will be open to all leagues and matches in WA from Year 8 and above including Subiaco vs East Fremantle at Medibank Stadium this Saturday.
Want to learn more?
The WAFC delivers free training to anyone who wants to learn more about mental health and suicide awareness through our Live Life Ambassador program. To become a Live Life Ambassador you attend a 90 minute session that will provide you with the knowledge to recognize if someone is showing signs of mental health issues, how to properly approach them, along with where to direct them for best help available. This information is great to know in all aspects of life (family, school, friends etc).
If you wish to attend a session please contact Tayla on
to register your interest.
There will be a session held at Domain Stadium on Monday 2nd May at 6pm for those who need further training prior to One Life Round.
Suicide Call Back Line: 1300 659 467
LifeLine: 13 11 14
Samaritans 24/7: 135 247
24/7 Youthline: 1800 198 313