Young people playing youth football in Sydney are having to deal with a variety of challenges.
We’ve had to overcome our own cultural and social anxieties about playing at a young age.
And we’ve had the added challenges of finding suitable accommodation for our games.
What can young people do to improve their own mental health?
The National Youth Council has an extensive training programme for coaches to help them understand the importance of playing in their communities.
They also offer a variety to offer in support to coaches and youth footballers.
There are some tips and resources to help young people in their own community.
Read our guide to youth mental health.
Young people playing in NSW are also encouraged to make sure they have the proper equipment.
Young people should always wear their own shirt, goggles and boots.
If they do not have access to these items, they should find a way to wear them.
The NSW Youth Mental Health Alliance is offering support to help people with mental health issues to access help and support.
You can also find out more about mental health support in the community.
Find more advice on managing mental health in NSW.