St George Illawarra Dragons second-rower Joel Thompson spoke candidly about his community work and upbringing with the Sunday Footy Show recently.

The five-time Indigenous All-Star representative is involved in several initiatives within the greater community which earned him the Club's Dragons Community Involvement Award in 2015.

Thompson is also presently an NRL State of Mind Ambassador which aims to encourage players, clubs and communities to speak up and seek help if they are experiencing any form of difficulty or difference in their mood.

Vision Courtesy Of Channel 9 Sunday Footy Show