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HCF and Netball Australia, united by uncommon care

Through our partnership with Netball Australia, we empower Aussies of all ages to lead more active, healthier lives. HCF and Netball Australia are both trusted by Aussies, and go above and beyond to put people first.

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CELEBRATING THE TEAM BEHIND THE TEAM

As proud partners of Netball Australia, we want to celebrate those who go above and beyond for netball each week - the Team Behind the Team.

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Podcast: Talking to parents lessons learned through lockdown

In our bonus episode, in partnership with Netball Australia, host Cath Cox chats to 3 parents from Australia’s netball community about navigating the tough times of 2020** – what challenges have they faced this year and how can we look after our children’s mental health, as well as our own?

For more parenting podcast episodes, check out Season 1Season 2 and Season 3 of Navigating Parenthood.

MENTAL WELLBEING TOOLS & TIPS FOR PARENTS

We’ve teamed up with Netball Australia and Calm Kid Central** to design practical tools and tips to help parents talk to kids about their feelings during tough times.

At HCF, we understand the importance of mental health, especially in times like these. And just like netball’s elite athletes, children need support to navigate change and uncertainty. We spoke to child mental health experts about how children react to change, keeping kids socially connected and ways to talk to kids about big feelings.

Become a member About mental health support

Need Help?

If you're struggling with depression or anxiety, and need to speak to someone now, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or call the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

HOW TO NAVIGATE BIG CHANGES
FOR YOUNG KIDS

From missing out on their weekly netball coaching sessions to being asked to stay home from school, our children have experienced a lot of disruption to their daily lives.

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS CONNECTED
DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

While we can’t know for sure when ‘normal’ life may resume, or when the next netball match might be, there are still things we can do to help kids stay happy and connected.

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ARE YOU OKAY?
HOW TO TALK TO KIDS
ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

Social distancing, stress around work and school, and general uncertainty about the future can all lead to feelings of sadness or anxiety.

If you're struggling with depression or anxiety, and need to speak to someone now, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or call the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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READ OUR TIPS FOR PARENTS

HELPING KIDS FEEL BETTER ABOUT THE FUTURE
 
 
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3 WAYS TO HELP KIDS CONNECT AWAY FROM SCREENS
 
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5 STEPS TO HELP YOUNG KIDS SHARE THEIR BIG FEELINGS
 
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DOWNLOAD KIDS ACTIVITY SHEETS

CREATING A ROUTINE

 
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THANK-YOU NOTE
 
 
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EMOTIONS CHARACTER CHART
 
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MORE NETBALL TIPS, NEWS AND STORIES

Can't get enough of netball? We don't blame you. We've got more netball news, stories and competitions for you, as well as health tips to help you both on and off the court. Take a look.
 
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HCF Team Behind The Team Competition 2021 Winners

Major Prize: Melissa D., NSW. Runners Up Winners: Doug M., NSW, Julie R., NSW, Mia R., QLD, Kate J., QLD, Lisa T., SA, Michelle P., WA, Fran M. VIC. Bonus Draw Winners: Rochelle S QLD, Tracey H. SA, Eliza A. NSW, Jenny N NSW, Cheryl C., QLD.

Why choose HCF?

YOU GET MORE BACK

Because we're not-for-profit, we pay more back in benefits than the industry average*. That's Uncommon Care.

ONLINE MENTAL HEALTHCARE

We’ve developed a unique range of mental health programs, so you get the right support and treatment^.

100% back on some extras

You could get a 100% back on a dental check-up as well as a no-gap first visit to the physio, chiro or osteo in our No-Gap network+.

HEALTH COVER THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

As a not-for-profit health fund, we put our 1.7 million members at the heart of everything we do.

Important Information

*90% compared to 86% across the industry. Calculated based on the average of the past 5 years, sourced from APRA Statistics: Private Health Insurance Operations Report 2016-20, June 2020

^Eligibility criteria may apply.

+100% back from providers in our No-Gap network is available on selected covers. Waiting periods and annual limits apply. See hcf.com.au/100back

**Need help? HCF members with hospital or extras cover have access to Calm Kid Central, an online educational and support program to help kids aged 4-11 manage their ‘big feelings’.  Excludes Accident Only Basic cover and Overseas Visitors Health Cover. Visit the parent portal at ReachOut for further resources. If you feel depressed or anxious, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. For health concerns, speak to your doctor. HCF doesn't endorse any statements or opinions made during the podcast. This podcast contains general health information and shouldn't be relied on as medical advice.