Charity & Community

Home|Charity & Community
Charity & Community 2017-07-14T04:39:30+00:00

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Warringah’s partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance commenced in April 2015 as part of a fundraising initiative within the Club in association with Women of Warringah.   The Cerebral Palsy Alliance was formed over 70 years ago and is committed to providing world-class support and services to people living with a wide range disabilities, and to their families, with the aim of making a difference in people’s lives and engaging them with their communities

For more information on Cerebral Palsy Alliance or to donate click here.

Mum for Mums

Warringah’s partnership with Mums for Mums commenced in June 2014 as part of a wider initiative within the Club to support the local community. The alliance coincided with the launch of WOW (Women of Warringah), a group that recognises and supports women connected to the Warringah Rugby Club.  Mums for Mums was formed in 2011 originally to raise funds to support the family of a local Newport mother diagnosed with a brain tumour. Since then Mums for Mums has assisted 17 local families who’s lives have been disrupted by cancer or other unforeseen circumstances.

For more information on Mum for Mums or to donate click here.

Beyond Blue

3 million Australians are currently living with anxiety or depression. Beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

While beyondblue’s primary focus is on the needs of people affected by depression, anxiety and suicide, they also believe that a better understanding of what we mean by mental health and how to achieve it will help everyone in Australia reach their full potential. This will also contribute to the prevention of mental health conditions, and support people who have experienced these conditions to get as well as they can and lead full and contributing lives.

Having social connections, good personal relationships and being part of a community are vital to maintaining good mental health and contribute to people’s recovery, should they become unwell.

For more information on Beyond Blue or to donate click here.

Man Up

Man Up was funded by the Movember foundation and aims to change the face of Men’s health in Australia. The series of documentaries brings awareness to men’s mental health and is very much driven by the statistic that the #1 cause of death for Australian men aged 15-44 years I suicide. Radio host Gus Worland is a driving force behind the initiative and is on a mission to save Aussie men. The title, Man Up, doesn’t mean toughen up, it means open up, speak up, and it’s an attempt to show men that it’s ok to show a side of them that’s not eh stoic, tough-as-nails rock-solid macho guy. Instead, it aims to encourage men to understand that sharing burdens, talking about problems and revealing vulnerabilities is not a sign of weakness.

For more information on Man Up click here.

Lifeline Northern Beaches

Who they are:

  • Part of the national Lifeline network – the leading provider of suicide prevention services in Australia.
  • An organisation that has been serving the Northern Beaches area for over 40 years.
  • An independent organisation with a local Board, serving the needs of our local community.
  • An organisation run by a small number of salaried staff supported by around 600 volunteers.
  • A Public Benevolent Institution registered with the Australian Charities and not-for-profits Commission.

What they do:

  • They provide quality telephone and in-person support services to relieve distress and suffering caused by crisis situations.
  • Lifeline’s nationwide 13 11 14 service provides 24 hour a day, 7 day per week assistance to those in need.
  • They connect people-at-risk, or their families, with care that helps them through their crisis, no matter what it might be.

For more information on Lifeline Northern Beaches click here.