Member Info: Mental health and COVID-19

Discussions and concerns around the coronavirus outbreak and practising self-isolation can be stressful and impact our mental health and wellbeing. It’s natural to feel a range of emotions, such as stress, worry, anxiety, boredom, or low mood at times like these. Many people feel distressed by the constant news, the uncertainty and overwhelming amount of information about the situation.

The AFL Players’ Association is committed to providing trusted information, tailored resources and services to help support our members’ mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic.



The AFLPA has a dedicated team of mental health experts working to deliver on the needs of our members during these unprecedented times, just as they’d expect.


Keeping programs and services running is part of our duty of care to you, our members. We have a strong network of service providers and robust risk management procedures in place to help us during these challenging times. Members can rely on our team to provide services, communications and education.


The AFLPA recently launched its revised Mental Health Navigation Service. This is the largest mental health service in world sport.


  • Free, confidential and member-centred service
  • Provides members with guidance, advice and/or support
  • Service is delivered by AFLPA in-house psychologists

Phone: 1800 448 903


  • This service operates 8.30am – 5.00pm (AEST)
  • If your needs are in regards to an emergency situation where you or someone you know is at risk of harm, we advise that call triple zero (000)
  • Immediate crisis support is also available through calling Lifeline on 13 11 14