The St George Illawarra Dragons proudly supports the NRL’s State of Mind program which includes the involvement of second-rower Joel Thompson and Ambassador Dan Hunt.
The NRL State of Mind campaign, now in its fourth year, has reached more than 10 million people across Australia and New Zealand, with the aim of helping to reduce the stigma around mental illness, stimulate help-seeking behaviours and increase mental health literacy amongst communities.
The NRL State of Mind program is supported by national mental health partners including Lifeline, The Black Dog Institute, Headspace and Kids Helpline, who all provide expert advice and guidance for the program
Pasifika mental health support group Le Va has also joined the NRL State of Mind program as an invaluable addition for Rugby League Pasifika communities.
Together with expert partners and supporters, the NRL State of Mind program aims to:
Use the Game’s reach, profile, Clubs and players to reduce stigma around mental illness;
Stimulate help seeking behaviours by educating and informing communities with appropriate resources and literature;
Connect Rugby League communities with expert partners and assistance;
Develop elite players to be leaders in mental health advocacy within their Clubs and communities