Annual mental health clash kicking goals for a worthwhile cause

MAJOR SUPPORT: Melrose committe member Bethany Seidel and senior coach Kade Rixon with Survivors of Suicide and Friends founder Annette Baker. Picture: MARK JESSER
MAJOR SUPPORT: Melrose committe member Bethany Seidel and senior coach Kade Rixon with Survivors of Suicide and Friends founder Annette Baker. Picture: MARK JESSER

Melrose and Albury United’s annual mental health game provided a valuable contribution to this year’s Winter Solstice.

Despite the grey skies, lashing rain and chilling winds, just under $950 was donated to Survivors of Suicide and Friends to stage the Border event, which shines a light on mental illness.

Headspace, Yes Unlimited, the Hive and Mind, along with Wodonga Tafe massage and myotherapy students offered support on the day.

“We felt that Survivors of Suicide and Friends would be such a wonderful and worthy recipient as they are a local support network that receives no funding,” Melrose committee member Bethany Seidel said.  

“We all know someone or are that someone that has a mental illness and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.”