Mental health efforts praised

Roger Cook has praised the efforts of regional football clubs in raising awareness about mental health issues.
Roger Cook has praised the efforts of regional football clubs in raising awareness about mental health issues.

The deputy premier has praised the efforts of regional football clubs in raising awareness about mental health issues.

The Esperance District Football Association held the 'Think Mental Health' Round 7 on June 22.

The Esperance Bulldogs defeated Ports, while the Gibson Tigers defeated the Newtown-Condingup Lions. Esperance's Braydon Wood and Gibson's Brenton Bridges were awarded the 'Mental Health' ball for best on ground.

The WA Country Football League is comprised of about 12,500 players, and 5,000 volunteers.

Mental Health Minister Roger Cook said country football events were great platforms to start conversations about mental health.

"For most people talking and listening to each other can make a difference, and by being there for our mates we can all feel less alone and more supported," he said.