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Wellbeing and Engagement

Wellbeing can be thought of as a combination of feeling good and functioning well. Exercise and sport are great ways to add to our wellbeing. Participation in sport can create purpose, drive, community, environment, and health. Life can be complicated; stress and mental health can have a large impact on personal wellbeing. Skate Australia is dedicated to ensuring our skate community is supported, has the resources to assist in a wellbeing culture across all our sports.

Emergency support:

If your life is in danger call 000 immediately.

The following crisis support services are also available:

  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 (Free nationwide 24/7 phone and online counselling to people affected by suicide)

  • Lifeline Phone: 13 11 14 (Access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services)

  • Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 (Support for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention)

  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (Free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5-25)

  • Qlife 1800 184 527 (Provides free Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral)

  • 13 YARN 13 92 76 (Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

  • 1800 Respect 1800 737 732 (Support for people impacted by domestic, family or sexual violence)

  • MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 (Support for Australian men anywhere, anytime)

  • Butterfly Foundation 1800 334 673 (Support for eating disorders and body image concerns)

In person support services are also available:
  • Talk to someone you trust in your network

  • Contact your GP or doctor to ask for a mental health plan to see a counsellor, psychologist, or psychiatrist

  • Visit a hospital emergency department

The following Australian organisations are committed to supporting Australians with mental health concerns, and provide access to additional resources regarding mental health and wellbeing:



Support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples:


AIS Mental Health Referral Network

The AIS Mental Health Referral Network provides eligible athletes, alumni, and individuals from Australia’s high performance sports system with priority access to a network of AIS-endorsed psychologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychologists across the country.

If you would like to access the AIS Mental Health Referral Network, you can find out more information or contact them directly via:

The AIS Mental Health Referral Network is not an emergency or crisis service. If you are concerned about the immediate safety or wellbeing of yourself or an athlete, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 000.


For more information regarding the mental health and wellbeing support services, education, and resources available within the Skate Australia network, contact Skateboarding HP Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Lead, Kat Williams.

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