Students begin project on
mental fitness in Port Lincoln

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STUDY: Occupational therapy students Kate Sargeant and Ellen Bowley with Lincoln South footballers Jacob Harvey and Luke Wilkins.

A project with a focus on men's mental wellbeing and tying in local football clubs will hope to build the foundation for a future program to reduce the stigma of mental wellness and promote early intervention for men.

University of South Australia fourth year occupational therapy students Kate Sargeant and Ellen Bowley have begun their nine week community placement in Port Lincoln, which is titled 'Kicking Goals for Men's Wellbeing'.

Miss Sargeant said they had grown up around football and would follow on from a project done in Whyalla in the last two years.