SPORTSGIRL + HEADSPACE
SPORTSGIRL IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH HEADSPACE
We have chosen headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, because of the important early intervention mental, physical and sexual health services they provide to young people aged between 12 and 25, and the support they offer to family and friends across Australia.
headspace is there to support young people. Whether it's at one of the 144 headspace Centres around Australia, online or over the phone. headspace supports young people with their mental and physical health, management of alcohol and other drugs and work and study aspirations. Additionally, headspace works with schools, building mental health literacy, delivering training for educators and supporting those impacted by suicide. They also provide resources, information and support for the family and friends of young people experiencing a tough time.
If you or someone you know is going through a tough time, visit headspace.org.au to access many resources, support via eheadspace, or to find your nearest centre.
WHAT THE PARTNERSHIP MEANS
As one of our valued charity partners, Sportsgirl will be contributing to headspace’s yarnspace, an area of the headspace Online Community that is specifically targeted to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
There are many stressors that have potential to impact a young person’s life – from study or work, to relationships, family dynamics and outside forces like concern about climate change. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people face these stressors and more – with experiences of racism, intergenerational trauma and marginalisation having an impact on their lives beyond that of non-Indigenous young people.
Sportsgirl’s support will help headspace reach many more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and support their social and emotional wellbeing in a way that is culturally safe and supported by headspace clinicians.
WANT TO MAKE AN IMPACT?
Since September 2020 we have been selling reusable Sportsgirl canvas tote bags in stores, with 50 cents from every tote bag purchase donated directly to headspace.
This change supports two important causes close to our heart; reducing the number of plastic bags in our environment and helping support the mental health of young people.