Djarrak Football Club understands the responsibility that community sports clubs have in today's world. Our club strives to put its members and players on a pathway to success both on and off the field. Wellbeing has been at the core of our approach when designing content across our club and the Rirratjingu Football Program.
In 2018, through our key sponsor Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation, our members have been invited to participate in a wellbeing awareness campaign for the school holiday period over the Christmas/New Year break and again the Term 1 school break in 2019. Unfortunately, our club and the Yirrkala community are no strangers to suicide. Our club, whilst not a health provider, are keen to do our part to raise awareness and promote behaviours that prevent suicide.
Through a NT Health grant, we are able to utilise our club social media channel to deliver a grass roots campaign using our Rirratjingu Football Program participants to deliver key messages.
We have also worked with Joe Williams from The Enemy Within program that has included education sessions across local high schools in the region.
We ask that anyone reading this page, takes time to ask the people in your life if they are doing ok.
Please find the following safe numbers to call if you believe there is rick to a life or safety.
Lifeline – Call 13 11 14
Beyondblue – Call 1300 224 636
Samaritans Crisis Line – Call 13 52 47
Suicide Call Back Service – Call 1300 659 467
Northern Territory Mental Health Line – Call 1800 682 288