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Australian Institute of Sport

Lifeline Community Custodians

The AIS has partnered with Lifeline to deliver the Lifeline Community Custodian program and help raise awareness of mental illness.

2020 - 21 Athletes

The AIS has partnered with Lifeline Australia to provide opportunities for current and former elite athletes to tell their own personal story/journey by raising awareness of mental health issues, suicide prevention and encouraging people to seek help if needed.

Following an expression of interest process, these athletes were selected as Lifeline Community Custodians. They are a passionate group of athletes, keen to share their stories and give back to their community.

Trigger warning: Some athletes' biographies contain mention of suicide, drug use and other themes some readers may find distressing.

Contact:

For further information about this program or opportunities to be involved please contact athleteappearances@sportaus.gov.au

Outcomes for Athletes:

Increased knowledge of mental health and suicide prevention strategies
Develop athlete profile and personal brand
Improved role modelling behaviour and capability
Opportunity to connect and inspire the Australian community, other athletes and your sport
Exposure to AIS and Lifeline Australia media channels
Continue to de-mystify mental health and wellbeing in communities
Develop new skills to communicate with leadership
Networking at associated events facilitated by AIS and Lifeline Australia
Create good will towards Lifeline, the AIS and high performance sport
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