Player Support and Well-being

Sun Smart 

 Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Of all the cancers diagnosed in Australia each year, 80 percent are skin cancers. Too much exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, skin damage, eye damage and skin cancer. 

Given that most sports are conducted during the peak UVR times, it is important that CA create an environment where Sun Smart practices are positively encouraged. 

People often experience sunburn and skin damage when participating or watching sport due to extended periods of being exposed to high levels of UV without appropriate protection from the sun.

For more information on Sun Smart, click the link HERE  

Mental Health 

Croquet Australia is committed to offering a safe and inviting environment for people of all ages. We recognise the importance of mental health and encourage our members to look after each other and seek support in challenging times. We care about our croquet community and want everyone to be happy and healthy, on and off the field. We hope these mental health resources help anyone needed extra support or guidance during difficult times.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue is an Australian mental health and wellbeing support organisation. They provide support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses.


headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25. Kids Helpline is here for children and young people, anytime and for any reason. No issue is too big or too small.


Lifeline is a national charity that provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to phone, online and face-to-face suicide prevention and crisis support services.

ReachOut is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service. is an initiative of the Inspire Foundation, an Australian non-profit with a mission to help young people lead happier lives.


R U OK? is an Australian suicide prevention charity with a mission to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and to support anyone struggling with life.


Active Australians

As you get older, it’s important to do some form of physical activity every day.

What you do depends on your health and lifestyle. But there are easy ways to add activity to your day.

If you have health problems, it’s a matter of finding what works for you. Talk to your doctor about what activity suits you. For example, if you have:

  • heart problems, diabetes or asthma – you can start moderate walking or swimming
  • arthritis – you can try hydrotherapy or swimming in a warm pool
  • osteoporosis – you can try weight bearing and strength activities.

Read about being active with a disability or chronic condition.

Just a slight increase in activity each day can improve your health and wellbeing. It can help:

More information at