Mental Health Research and Survey

Wednesday 07 July 2021
Surf Life Saving Australia takes the mental health of it’s members extremely seriously, and have combined with Central Queensland University to undertake formal research to seek to better understand the mental health and wellbeing of our patrolling members. While we understand many of our members are currently experiencing lockdown, now may be a suitable time for members to sit down and reflect on their mental wellbeing.

Findings from the research, including the member survey will be used to help guide and shape the future strategic direction for training, including mental health education and first aid.

The research will also provide a benchmark for future research that evaluates how lifesavers fair at mental health awareness.

A key piece of this research is surveying members directly, your input is vital for the future of the movement. As such, it would be greatly appreciated if you could please take the time to complete this survey via the below links.

This survey should take around 15-20 minutes and will enable us to get the most accurate information and perspectives in order to ensure they are considered as we actively manage and plan for the future.

SLSA Hall of Fame Ironman Trevor Hendy AM, has agreed to visit the club who has the highest percentage of members complete the survey to conduct a coaching clinic, or participate in a club event, at a mutually agreeable time. At the end of the survey participants will also be offered the chance to go in the draw to win one of ten $50.00 electronic gift cards.

Thank you in advance for your support of this important initiative that will be of significant benefit to everyone involved, and with whom we support and help within our communities.

Please note that Western Australian and Victorian members are not participating in this survey. If any WA or VIC members have concerns or issues about this they are encouraged to contact their clubs peer support officer.

Mental Health Research and Survey