Myrtleford has set up a permanent fixture for the inaugural Ovens and Murray Mental Health Round.
The #Bekindtoyourmind Mental health Challenge Shield will be up for grabs in the Saints' clash with Yarrawonga at McNamara Reserve on Saturday, July 10.
A luncheon focused on 'It's OK not to be OK' runs from 12pm, with basketball great Lauren Jackson and Carlton premiership player Glenn Manton guest speakers.
"#Bekindtoyourmind mental health round promotes the importance of being mentally well and that sport and the environment provided are an important way to connect with your community and to build resilience," Myrtleford president Ian Wales said.
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The event is the brainchild of the MFNC wellbeing team and aims to raise mental health awareness, reduce stigma around mental illness and promote the importance of reaching out for support.
"We want people to know that it's OK not to be OK and that the football club is here to provide support and referrals when needed," MFNC wellbeing team chairman John Pryor said.
Tickets for the luncheon can be booked online through Eventbrite.
The Alpine Saints Myrtleford Football Netball Club wellbeing team is a working group of Communities That Care Alpine and as a Local Drug Action Team has received funding from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.
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