The ACA and Cricket Australia provide confidential professional counselling services to members and their families through a partnership with Relationships Australia.
Relationships Australia is one of Australia's largest community based organisations, providing support to nearly 90,000 Australians per year. Services are available to members 24 hours a day with face to face professional assistance (psychologists and life coaches) in all State capitals, major regional centres and in some overseas countries.
Confidential welfare services available include but are not limited to: relationship counselling, family planning, depression, gambling and alcohol through to general mental wellbeing.
These counselling services are made available by the ACA and Cricket Australia for members who may not feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues with their State Association or the ACA.
The ACA is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society. As a member the ACA has access to a national database of psychologists who specialise in wellbeing counselling services.
Members can contact Ben Smith at the ACA on 613 9698 7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, call Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277 to make an appointment.
Current male and female players can also contact their State Professional Development Manager (PDM).
Members should be aware that all calls and contact in relation to this service will be treated confidentially.