Mental Health Resources

The Heidelberg Junior Football Club is committed to maintaining the well-being of our players and encourage anyone going through a difficult time to speak up. The links below are a list of useful resources to assist anyone who may be suffering from anxiety, depression and other problems that are prone to effect our young men.


Beyondblue – | Information on anxiety and depression, online forums and specific advice for men, women, older people, youth, multicultural, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI and pregnancy/postnatal issues.

Headspace – | Aimed at younger people – includes information on mental health and well-being, alcohol and drugs, work and study. Online resources and links to local centres.

Sane – | Information on mental health, assistance for families and carers, links to getting help and online forums.

The Line – | Information on domestic violence and how to get help.

Your Room – | Information on drug and alcohol services, where to get help and how to help family members.

Gambler’s help – | For assistance with problem gambling, youth services and assistance for family members.

Emergency Help 

Lifeline 13 11 14

Suicideline 1300 651 251

Northern Crisis Assessment Team 1300 224 636

Mensline 1300 789 978

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Kid’s Helpline 1800 551 800


Your local GP – can refer for up to ten sessions with a psychologist per year, with a Medicare rebate. Ask for a mental health plan and referral to a local psychologist.

Australian Psychological Society Find a Psychologist – You can search in terms of suburb, presenting problem and age range.

Relationships Australia – Provide information and advice on couple issues, crisis information and relationship counselling.


Banyule Council – | Information on Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres – a range of activities which include drop in coffee and chat, walking groups, wellness activity groups and learning new skills.

Men’s Shed – | Emotional and practical support for men.  Local sheds include Heidelberg Heights and Alphington.

Parents without partners | To connect with other single parents and get involved in local events.

Carerlinks North - free information and assistance to carers and the broader community in the Northern Metropolitan region of Melbourne. Ph: 1800 052 222

Prepared By Dr. Patrice Friars | Clinical Psychologist, MAPS | Ph: 8418 0567


The Heidelberg Junior Football Club will strive to have all players, families and supporters enjoy their football experience with the Club. To assist with this objective the following Code of Conduct applies:

At all times HJFC players will: -

• Display respect and courtesy towards their:
    • teammates;
    • coaches;
    • team-managers and other Club officials;
    • umpires and league officials, at all games;
    • opposition players, coaches and officials.
    • supporters.
• Willingly follow the guidance and instructions of their coaches at training and on match days.
• Cooperate with their team-mates and enjoy being part of a total team effort
• Play within the laws and spirit of the game

At all times HJFC parents/guardians and supporters will: -

• Ensure that their children understand and follow the Code of Conduct as previously outlined
• Act responsibly and conduct themselves in a manner that upholds the reputation and objectives of the Club

At the discretion of the Committee, any player/parent/guardian/supporter that is unwilling to abide by this Code may be suspended or requested to leave the Club permanently.


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