CBH Group has partnered with the WA Country Football League (WACFL) and suicide prevention group Onelife to bring a series of unique workshops to rural WA.
The 100% Team Roadshow will see former AFL footballers and coaches Heath Black and Chris Connolly visit towns across WA's wheat growing region to talk about coaching and mentoring with a special focus on mental health.
The skills learned in the workshops aim to reduce the number of suicides in regional WA by providing mental health coping skills.
CBH chairman Neil Wandel said CBH Group was proud to be a part of such a ground-breaking program.
"Combining our partnerships with WACFL and Onelife to bring sport and mental health together in this way is a new idea and we're confident it will really work," Mr Wandel said.
The 100% Team Roadshow sessions with Heath Black and Chris Connelly will incorporate WACFL season information, an on the field coaching session as well as a talk about mental health and suicide prevention.
"It's important to have role models like Heath Black and Chris Connolly who have experienced high pressure situations to share the invaluable life skills they've learned," Mr Wandel said.
Wheatbelt Onelife co-ordinator Jane Mouritz said it was a great opportunity to educate people on the risk factors for suicide and signs of someone at risk.
"It takes a whole community to reduce the risk of suicide and with increased knowledge about suicide prevention, any one of us might just help someone at risk," Ms Mouritz said.
WA Country Football League general manager Joe Georgiades said the workshops were vital in helping teams look after each other on and off the field.
"The program will assist our country football coaching network, to play a critical role mentoring young people in their communities," Mr Georgiades said.
The 100%Team Roadshow will visit towns across the Wheatbelt during February.