Mental Health Round Supporting Lifeline : NBL1 West teams head to Kalgoorlie

This week it is Mental Health round in NBL1 West. The Hawks will take on the Goldfield Giants in Kalgoorlie and all teams will be wearing orange socks to show their support.

Our Women will tip of at 5.30pm and our Men at 7.30pm at Niels Hansen Stadium Kalgoorlie on Saturday June 18th.


About Mental Health Round

  • The NBL1 is partnering with Lifeline to launch the league’s inaugural Mental Health Round.
  • #MentalHealthRound will take place across all NBL1 Conferences from Friday 17th – Sunday 19th of June 2022.
  • The round will emphasise the importance of mental health and wellbeing and outline that it is okay not to be okay.
  • Statement orange Lifeline socks will be worn during the inaugural Mental Health Round in NBL1 South and NBL1 West.
Why it matters
➕ Every 30 seconds, a person in Australia reaches out to Lifeline for help.
➕ 1 in 5 (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year
How you can be involved
📱 Donate – Text 𝐍𝐁𝐋𝟏 to 0488 822 250
💪 Participate in the Lifeline Push Up Challenge

About Lifeline

  • Lifeline Australia is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour telephone crisis support services in Australia to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
  • Each year, over one million Australians reach out to Lifeline for support and Lifeline’s crisis support line receives a call every 30 seconds.


NBL1 General Manager Dean Anglin urged all players, coaches and clubs to get on board with this initiative in 2021 and be involved with something that is set to make history.

“It’s exciting to unite all of our NBL1 conferences on the same weekend for such an important cause,” Anglin said. “The global pandemic has had devastating effects on many people so raising awareness and support for mental health is now more important than ever. “The NBL1 understands that mental health does not discriminate and aims to emphasise the importance of reaching out for help and prioritising your wellbeing during this round and beyond. “We want everyone in the NBL1 community to know that it’s okay not to be okay.”


Lisa Cheng, Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Lifeline Australia echoed Anglin’s sentiments.

We are proud to be the beneficiary of the very first mental health round in the NBL1,” Cheng said. “Every pair of socks sold, or donation received allows Lifeline to be there for every person experiencing distress, particularly in these times of increasing anxiety and isolation.  “At Lifeline, we know that through connecting with others, we find hope. “We encourage players and fans to take a moment to check in with one another as we know the simple act of reaching out can save a life.“Thank you for your amazing support.”     


Where to Get Help

If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24hrs/7 days) or chat to a Crisis Support at (7pm – midnight, 7 nights).

Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion, Lifeline’s trained crisis supporters are ready to listen, support, and help you work through what’s on your mind.


Posted on Monday 13th June, 2022