Wests Tigers have helped celebrate International Day of People with Disability with a special event at Bradbury Oval in Campbelltown.
International Day of People with Disability aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
Wests Tigers want to celebrate the contributions of people living with disability and draw attention to the importance of supporting everyone’s mental health.
Living with a physical and/or intellectual disability can affect a person’s overall wellbeing, and mental health is no exception.
Wests Tigers community partner Beyond Blue have a range of resources that offer advice on how people living with disability can take care of their mental wellbeing.
BEYOND BLUE ARTICLES
Looking after your mental health while living with a disability
A physical or intellectual disability affects many parts of a person’s overall wellbeing. Mental health is no exception.
Living with physical disability during COVID-19: William’s story
William Crisp shares his personal experience of living with physical disability during the coronavirus pandemic, and explains how he has looked after his mental health during this difficult time.
People with intellectual disability: supporting mental wellbeing during COVID-19
For many people with intellectual disability the global pandemic has brought unique challenges, especially in terms of mental wellbeing. Here are some ways to support the mental health of people with intellectual disability during this difficult time.
Living with disability during a global pandemic
Like everyone across Australia, people living with disability – physical and/or intellectual – want a high quality of life and to participate in all areas of society. And while many people with disability achieve this, some face significant challenges along the way due to factors such as social isolation, discrimination, and a lack of opportunities, particularly in terms of employment.
The only way I knew how to change lives was through sport
In the lead up to International Day of People with Disability, Hawthorn Football Club Wheelchair captain Peter Ogunyemi discusses mental health, sport and growing up in Africa.
Danni Di Toro: The gratitude mindset and dealing with setbacks
I start every day off being grateful that I have woken up and get to have a crack at another day.