04 Aug CSA JOINS FORCES WITH HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS TO TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS
JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a groundbreaking three-way partnership with prominent health organizations to address and prioritize mental health concerns within CSA’s development Hub programme.
The new partnership brings together three organizations, CSA, U-Act and The Corporate Butterfly, to tackle the growing mental health crisis in the country.
This collaboration aims to promote mental wellness, using highly skilled coaching, mentorship, personal and professional development to influence change and personal cognitive behavioural practices to assist in community development and sustained recovery processes.
The program will roll out in six phases over three years in each province, and will include face to face and online coaching, training, and monthly supervision sessions for coaches.
The collaborative effort will also involve joint campaigns and advocacy initiatives, raising awareness about mental health issues in the sports community and beyond.
Recognizing the crucial role of mental health in the holistic advancement of development cricket coaches, CSA Director of Cricket, Enoch Nkwe, said;
“CSA believes that nurturing both the physical and mental aspects of the cricket fraternity is essential for the growth of the game.
“With the partnership between U-Act and The Corporate Butterfly, we are taking a significant step toward fostering a culture of mental wellness and support within our development structures. Our commitment to the well-being of cricket coaches goes beyond the sport; we want to empower them to face life's challenges with resilience and strength.”
“Together, we can create a safe and supportive environment that nurtures cricket coaches’ mental well being, encouraging them to reach their full potential both on and off the field,” concluded Nkwe.
David Collins from U-Act said; “ It touches my core to take this work out to people who need this the most., We are not here to just coach cricketers, we are here to build humans and break the stigma around mental health”.
“Thanks a million for this wonderful opportunity to support CSA and the cricket communities to make a difference and to lead this positive change,” said Roselle Gowan, from The Corporate Butterfly.
Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
ABOUT CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA
Cricket South Africa (CSA), an affiliate of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, men, and women, both in the professional and amateur sphere.
ABOUT THE CORPORATE BUTTERFLY
The Corporate Butterfly is an Australian organisation where strategic thinking, creative concepts and innovative events meet. The Corporate Butterfly spearheads partnerships to bring leadership, lived experience, knowledge and connections. Our hands-on approach is to empower individuals, build communities, establish support networks, raise awareness, create events and recovery capital. We bring solutions to systemic problems and find resources to bring about positive change.
U – Act Trust is the training provider bringing 26 years of experience to this project, it is an established training and treatment rehab facility in Johannesburg, operating in South Africa. U- Act (IT9717/07) is a Public Benefit organisation PBO930/037 and non-profit organisation (NPO243 – 605). It is an ISO 17024 registered training provider with the International coaching register, dedicated to education and treatment in mental wellness.