Arm sup­port for men­tal health

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local -

PLAY­ERS and of­fi­cials at Matthews Net­ball Cen­tre were among 8500 peo­ple who sup­ported Net­ball WA’S Men­tal Health Awareness Round by wear­ing blue arm bands on Satur­day.

The ini­tia­tive was part of the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s global De­pres­sion: Let’s Talk cam­paign.

Net­ball WA Com­mu­nity Net­ball gen­eral man­ager Liz Booth said the Men­tal Health Awareness Round was cru­cial in re­duc­ing the stigma around men­tal health.

“It’s been fan­tas­tic to see such a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of clubs throw their sup­port be­hind this ded­i­cated round,” she said.

“Our game is based on a com­mu­nity cul­ture, so it’s fan­tas­tic to see so many peo­ple put their hand up to be in­volved.”

In the fi­nal round be­fore a three­week break, City Beach Surfers (2) de­feated Clas­sics (2) 53-46 in the open divi­sion one com­pe­ti­tion while Phan­toms beat Clas­sics(1) 65-57, Floreat (1) had a 35-28 win over Scar­bor­ough and CBS (1) de­feated Jets 57-23.

CBS (2) had a 52-33 win over West Coast­ers (1) in the ju­nior divi­sion one com­pe­ti­tion and Clas­sics (1) de­feated Methodist Ladies’ Col­lege (1) 53-45.

CBS (1) beat Storm 50-29 and John XXIII de­feated Clas­sics (2) 5126.

In the Ju­nior Year 7-8 divi­sion one com­pe­ti­tion, New­man Si­enna Net­ball Club (1) de­feated Mercedes 45-22.

MLC (1) had a one point 40-39 win over St Hil­das, while West Coast­ers (1) beat Scar­bor­ough 55-17 and Clas­sics de­feated CBS (1) 56-24.

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