Tackle Your Feelings is a free training program that aims to give AFL community AFL coaches the skills to understand, recognise and manage their response to signs of mental health issues.
Coaches and administrators begin their journey with an awareness module via CoachAFL then are delivered a one hour face-to-face training session by a qualified psychologist before completing online modules. The content is based on the mental health education delivered to AFL coaches and players through the AFL Players’ Association.
The program is led by ambassadors; GWS Giants coach Leon Cameron, Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson, former Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley, Adelaide assistant coach Nathan van Berlo and Port Adelaide assistant coach Chad Cornes, as well as a collection of player ambassadors.
Tackle Your Feelings is a collaboration between the AFL Coaches Association, the AFL Players’ Association and the Zurich Foundation (funded by the Z-Zurich Foundation). Coaches and clubs can register for the program by visiting tackleyourfeelings.org.au.