Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers have joined forces with not-for-profit foundation Gotcha4Life to promote mental fitness and reverse the tide of declining mental health.
Thunder star Chris Green and Sixers captain Moises Henriques participated in a Face2Face chat with Gotcha4Life Founder Gus Worland to promote the importance of mental fitness by building the social connection, emotional muscle and resilience required to deal with the challenges that life throws at us.
The trio talked about the challenging times in their careers and how they used their support networks of family and friends to help them get through those tough times.
Green spoke about overcoming his recent setbacks with his bowling action, while Henriques opened up about his personal battle with depression.
“There is tremendous power in being vulnerable,” said Green.
“It’s human for us to have insecurities when talking about our issues. My way of dealing with these issues is spending more time with individuals that I love and trust and talking about them.
“If I was to miss a year of cricket, that would be excruciatingly painful but I know I’ve got the mates and family around me to get me through it.”
Click below to watch the conversation.
Please note, Gotcha4Life itself does not provide crisis intervention or counselling.
If you or someone you know is struggling, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
For a list of more services that can provide help, please click here.
Gotcha4Life is a not-for-profit Foundation that funds sustainable educational workshops, training programmes and products building this mental fitness in communities across Australia, to enable strong, open and binding relationships.
To learn more about Gotcha4Life, please click here.