How we think, feel and act has a really strong influence on our overall wellbeing.
The good news is we all have the power to influence our wellbeing in a positive way simply by becoming more aware of the things that really matter to us and by taking good care of our body and our mind.
At the same time, if we trust ourselves and we are kind and caring to other people, we are more likely to feel good about ourselves, and enjoy the good things life has to offer us.
16 May, 2021
COVID-19 Wellbeing Playbook | League Managers Association
It’s been a great honour to partner with the UK-based League Managers Association to produce this set of interactive guides that were born out of the challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic to help the LMA support its members. The guides, provide a collection of simple theories and tools that LMA members can use to respond to many of the challenges the pandemic has thrown at them. Whilst created during the pandemic, these guides provided a set of evidence-based exercises and tools that can be used at any time.
The 5 interactive playbook’s topics included;
1. Leading Self
2. Leading Your Team
3. Leading Player’s
4. Leading the Environment
5. Career Development
A big thanks to Jim Souter and the entire LMA team and their members for their support.
If you would like to know more about COVID-19 Wellbeing Playbooks for your Organisation or Team, please contact us.
20 March, 2021
National Rugby League and Wellbeing Science Institute launch Youth Wellbeing Playbook.
The Youth Version of the National Rugby League Wellbeing Playbook was launched at the annual NRL Wellbeing & Education Conference in the beautiful Hunter Valley in NSW. The earlier young people get exposure to the protective skills that lead to flourishing, the less likely it is they end up with mental ill-health in their adult years. If we want to help people avoid mental ill-health these are the skills we should promote. A big thank you to the NRL Wellbeing & Education team and the Rugby League Players (RLPA) for supporting the development of the program.
National Rugby League Youth Wellbeing Playbook
How we think, feel and act has a really strong influence on our overall wellbeing. The good news is we all have the power to influence our wellbeing in a positive way simply by becoming more aware of the things that really matter to us and by taking good care of our body and our mind. At the same time, if we trust ourselves and we are kind and caring to other people, we are more likely to feel good about ourselves, and enjoy the good things life has to offer us. This Wellbeing Playbook is like a roadmap for you to try some things that have been proven to have a positive impact on wellbeing for young people. The playbook is organised into 4 x 7-day blocks. Each block has an activity to do each day. In total there are 28 activities – one for each day. If you would like to know more, please contact us.
Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management Course launches in the UK.
We are excited to announce that our first international program kicked off at Loughborough University in the UK on 21 January, 2020 Wellbeing professionals from the English Premier League, USA Rugby, Rugby League, Gaelic football, The League Managers Association and Loughborough University were a part of the launch. Loughborough is a great venue to host the program, not just because of its extensive sport science, research and teaching capability but also because Loughborough is home to 12 English Institute of Sport major programs. Simon Wombwell, Education and Development Manager (Performance Sport), Loughborough University, added: “In order for Loughborough University to continue to cement its position as the world’s best sporting university, we must continually look to learn from high calibre examples globally. As part of this, we are proud to be the first European host site for the Wellbeing Science Institute Certificate IV in Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management as it aligns with our values of supporting wellbeing to enhance holistic performance.” Find out more.
Playing Wellbeing Forward: Neil Mackay’s Story
We are often asked by people, what they can expect from the Certificate IV in Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management course and given your previous interest (or involvement), we thought you might be interested to hear first-hand from one of our recent students, Neil MacKay, about how he has put the learning and wellbeing tools into practice.
In this short interview, Neil shares how the Certificate IV Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management course impacted him, and how he has been able to translate the learning into an inspiring program PBC Reds for his students at Palm Beach Currumbin State High on the Gold Coast.
His story shows how the learning & resources from the Course, combined with the passion and commitment of a Wellbeing Professional like Neil, can result in an immediate and significant difference to the wellbeing of athletes. In this case, Neil works with student athletes, and this is a great example of how the learning from the Course can be easily transferred to other domains, like education. Enjoy!
Australian Professional Cricket Investing in Wellbeing
Many professional sports have a desire to improve the wellbeing of athletes. However few are to willing to make the investments that pay off for athletes – during and after – their athletic careers. The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) decided to do things differently. They invited current professional players, and the people who take care of their wellbeing (Player Development Managers) to both participate in Australia’s first holistic athlete wellbeing management course. By completing the Course, both Players and PDMs got the opportunity to work together to learn valuable skills that can be applied in athlete’s lives. Because if both athletes and PDMs have the skills that enable better wellbeing outcomes – before problems arise – not only do they enjoy higher levels of wellbeing, they are able to pass on these skills to others, when they might need them. Player and PDM feedback was conclusive – the Course made a real difference. Don’t just take our word for it, hear what they have to say.
Introducing the 2018/2019 Indigenous Scholarships
We’re very excited to announce our first Indigenous Scholarships for the Certificate IV in Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management. Over the next 12 months we’ll be offering 6 full and 6 half scholarships for our courses in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne, valued at over $60,000. The scholarships will also include mentoring in partnership with the Eora College. If you – or someone you know – is an Indigenous Australian working in sport, with a passion for making a difference to whole-person athlete wellbeing, contact email@example.com for an application pack. Hear more about this exciting opportunity from Jasmin Allende – part of the NRL Elite Women’s squad & current course participant.
Introducing the Certificate IV in Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management
We are excited to launch the World’s first accreditation program for elite athlete wellbeing management. The Certificate IV in Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management is the first program to address elite athlete wellbeing from a holistic, developmental, evidence-based perspective. The Program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work with elite athletes, coaches and officials to ensure they move toward their whole person potential.