Recognising that you, or someone that you know, may have a mental health problem and doing something about it to get help takes courage.
Remember that you are not alone – 1 in 5 Australians aged 16-85 years will experience a mental illness each year and 1 in 2 Australians aged 16-85 years will experience a mental illness during their life time.
Being listened to and sharing your feelings with someone can help enormously.
There are a range of people available to help you, including health professionals and support groups, who you can listen and guide you through what you are facing.
These people are able to help you work through your problems, give you a different viewpoint or simply just listen.
The NRL and QRL have a partnership with Davidson Trahaire Corpsych to provide support counselling to rugby league participants and their families that need help. For more information call 1300 360 364.
Other organisations that may be able to help include:
Beyond Blue - www.beyondblue.org.au or 1300 22 4636
Lifeline - www.lifeline.org.au or 131 114
Kids Helpline - https://kidshelpline.com.au or 1800 55 1800
Black Dog Institute - www.blackdoginstitute.org.au or 02 9382 2991
Livin - http://livin.org.au
Headspace - https://headspace.org.au/
Suicide Call Back Service - www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au or 1300 659 467
Each year, the Queensland Rugby League holds the ‘Turn to Me’ round in the Intrust Super Cup – supporting Beyond Blue to help raise mental health awareness.