Reds welcomes Outside the Locker Room as official Mental Health Partner

Outside the Locker Room will offer mental health and wellbeing education and support throughout the 2022 WAVL and WAVjL seasons through the newly launched Reds Reach program.

Outside the Locker Room is a not-for-profit charity providing critical education for mental health and other social issues. The OTLR program has been developed in partnership with mental health and youth service experts and the education and support offered by OTLR aims to strengthen clubs by reducing the stigma around mental health and connecting the community through conversation.

WA Program Manager of Outside the Locker Room, Dani Stuart, visited Reds training at Aquinas College to meet athletes and coaches and is looking forward to working with Reds and Reds Junior teams.

“OTLR are proud to be the official Mental Health Partner of Reds Volleyball. We aim to educate and support as many communities as possible, helping athletes lead a happier and healthier lifestyle.”

“OTLR will deliver mental health and wellbeing education seminars to Reds Volleyball teams throughout the season and we are excited about having a real impact in the Reds community,” Stuart said.

Reds Volleyball Association President, Anthony Meo, highlighted the importance of the new partnership through the Reds Reach program.

“This partnership with Outside the Locker Room, that will be delivered through the Reds Reach program, aims to create a stronger and more connected community at Reds.

“We are proud to be supporting the positive mental health and wellbeing of our athletes and coaches, and we are looking forward to strengthening the relationship with OTLR to provide new and exciting education opportunities for our members,” Meo said.

Reds and Reds Junior members will have the opportunity to attend free education sessions hosted by locally-based OTLR program facilitators and registered mental health professionals throughout the year. Session topics include mental health, cyberbullying, leadership and culture, inclusion and respect, resilience, mental wellbeing and lifestyle, gambling and drugs and alcohol.

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