Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement

Supporting athletes to be the best version of themselves in life & sport

Developing better people to become better athletes

Scholarship Holders at the NSW Institute of Sport have a range of support available to them, and the Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement (AW&E) are here to help. Use the buttons below to navigate this page and find the information you require:   

AW&E CALENDAR NSWIS ATHLETE EXPERIENCE VIEW THE SUPPORT AVAILABLE  DOWNLOAD RESOURCES BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Upcoming events & workshops for NSWIS athletes

Thu 26

How to Adult – Workshops

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - December 1 @ 6:30 pm
Thu 26

How to Adult – Workshops

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - December 2 @ 6:30 pm
Dec 10

Human Rights Day

December 10

NSWIS athletes can access a range of AW&E support at each stage of their scholarship

Pre-Game

Scholarship On-boarding - An online screening tool collects data aligning to the five AW&E streams informing your delivery plan

In-Game

Proactive ongoing support - toward developing self-awareness, knowledge, resources & life skills for the duration of your scholarship; and in preparation for end of scholarship.

Post-Game

Transition Support - Support in preparing for a successful Rollover or Rollout at the end of your scholarship

onTrack

Athlete on-boarding form

When beginning a scholarship, AW&E use an online form (onTrack) completed during your NSWIS induction. The onTrack form collects data to inform and collaborate with program managers, coaches and individual service providers, to establish a 12-month delivery plan in the following areas:

Career & education

Access to information, advice and face to face or online learning related to education, career mapping, professional development and work experience.

 

Personal development

Face to face or online learning related to wellbeing and personal growth.

 

Community engagement

Opportunities for athletes to engage with their local communities, grass roots sport & national charities

FIND MY ADVISER

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Career & Education

Access to information, advice and face to face or online learning related to education, career mapping, professional development and work experience.

Employability Support 

In supporting athlete wellbeing, the EVOLVE  Work Placement Program, in conjunction with other program offerings by the AIS, seeks to support athletes in their ongoing development, readiness and transition from elite athlete to post-athlete life.

EVOLVE EOI

Athlete2Business

The NSWIS AW&E Team supports career transition with connections to industry networks through Athlete2Business (A2B). A2B is a recruitment agency specialising in placing current and former athletes into Australian businesses. Complete the Expression of Interest Form below:

A2B EOI


Career & Education Plan
 

The NSWIS AW&E team can provide tailored planning to align your post-sport career ambitions through one on one consultation. Planning incorporates goal setting; connecting your personal and career goals with your values, strengths and behaviours. Book an appointment with your AW&E advisor to develop your tailored plan.

 

Career Practitioner Referral Network (CPRN)

The CPRN is a national network of professional career practitioners servicing athletes in all Australian states and territories, including those living regionally and internationally via ‘online’ capability. If you would like to know more, book an appointment with your AW&E advisor.

 

Study Support

Balancing the commitment of sport, work and vocation is tricky at the best of times. The NSWIS AW&E team can help by providing support for special consideration, entry into University Elite Athlete Programs and general support relating to your study. Please complete the relevant form available on the AMS app. Find out how to download the app via the link below:

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 

Personal Development

Identify your personal values & strengths

Personal Values & Strengths

Personal values lay the groundwork for decision making and behaviours. People’s greatest assets are their strengths. Strengths are much more than something you are good at or capable of doing well.

Book an appointment with your AW&E advisor to discuss how you can identify your personal values and strengths, and develop meaningful ways to implement these within your career planning etc.

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Lifestyle Management

Life can be one big juggling act, managing career, friendships, relationships, study etc; and the reality is not everyone is equipped to handle this load. Learn how to build and develop these skills with the support of your NSWIS AW&E team, ensuring you remain on track with your personal and professional goals. These checks include Finance, Career, Community, Spirituality, Sport, Education, Family; and Relationships. Book an appointment to chat with your AW&E advisor for support and to develop your personal action plan.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Breakthru is a for purpose enterprise working with NSWIS athletes to support them in accessing services available under their NDIS plan. The NDIS can provide our para-athletes with funding for support and services outside their sporting careers. Providing access to funding for individualised support and services, can help to position our para-athletes in the most advantageous position to be successful. Our aim is to connect athletes with an organisation that understands the NDIS process, providing relevant knowledge and support during the application to increase their success rate.

Use the Support Request Form below to provide baseline information to your AW&E advisor who will connect with Breakthru to begin the application process with one-on-one consults. 

SUPPORT REQUEST FORM

 

Community Engagement

Engage with local communities, grass roots & national charities

NSWIS in coordination with AIS and NSO’s, will coordinate tailored opportunities for athletes to engage with their local communities, grass roots sport and national charities, in line with what’s important to you. Check out upcoming Community Events, and please complete the Expression of Interest form below to help inform Community Engagement opportunities in future:

UPCOMING EVENTS

EOI FORM

Mental Health Referral Network

Access to the best practice mental health information and education and individualised psychology services

The MHRN provides basic mental wellness checks through to comprehensive clinical treatment plans for eligible athletes and individuals from Australia’s high performance sports system. Providing priority access to a network of AIS-endorsed psychologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychologists across the country; the MHRN is available via the access details below:

Phone: +61 2 6214 1130 (Monday – Friday 9am-5pm AET)
Email: mentalhealth@sportaus.gov.au
Website: https://www.ais.gov.au/mhrn

Rollover

Preparing athletes for post-athlete life

Ongoing Athlete Support & Planning

Support is available toward the continuation of building life skills already developed throughout your scholarship. 

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Rollout

Ongoing Support

Making sure the NSWIS experience has helped set you up for lifelong success by tailoring support to the individual. Support from the NSWIS AW&E team continues after your scholarship ends. If you are currently in or preparing for the rollout phase of your scholarship, please book an appointment with your AW&E advisor:

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Career and Education Planning

Ongoing support

You can access ongoing support post scholarship through the following:

CPRN

AIS EVOLVE Program

Athlete2Business

Lifestyle Management

Transitional support for personal and professional goals

Throughout and beyond your athlete career, the NSWIS AW&E team will provide transitional support to ensure you remain on track with your personal and professional goals. These checks include Finance, Career, Community, Spirituality, Sport, Education, Family; and Relationships.

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The NSWIS athlete experience

The below graphic shows the 3-phase delivery model for services delivered to NSWIS scholarship holders by our Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement team. 

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