In a commitment to athlete safety and wellbeing, Gymnastics Australia has engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct an independent review of the sport of gymnastics in Australia.
The review will build an understanding of the sport’s culture, athlete experience and barriers to reporting misconduct and abuse.
The Commission will be consulting with former and current athletes and their families, coaches, officials, administrators, and former and current staff at all levels of the sport.
Participating in the review
There will be a number of ways to engage in the review and this page will be updated with details over the coming weeks as the review is established.
If you would like to register your interest in being kept up to date on the Gymnastics in Australia Review, please email the Commission at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 10 update
As part of best practice for conducting reviews of this nature we have sought ethics approval from a national human research ethics committee. We are awaiting for the ethics approval to be granted before commencing the review.
- Information: Independent Review of Gymnastics in Australia 2020 - 4 August 2020
Below is a list of services you may wish to contact if you would like to seek counselling or support.
The Australian Institute of Sport Mental Health Referral Network (MHRN)
The MHRN provides support to current and alumni athletes and their families, and current and former staff of the AIS and their families.
Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
A crisis support service offering short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
Beyond Blue 1800 512 348
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service.
Eheadspace 1800 650 893
Online and webchat support and counselling for 12-25 year olds, their family and friends.
1800Respect - confidential counselling, information and support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse via phone or online chat. Phone: 1800 737 732 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). 1800Respect online chat.
Youth focused mental health and support services
Headspace - Call eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or online at www.headspace.org.au
Kids Helpline - Call 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
ReachOut - Online at reachout.com.au
SANE Australia - Call 1800 187 263 or online at sane.org
Orygen Digital - Call 1800 888 320 or online at Moderated Online Social Therapy platform