During Men’s Health Week, the Men of League Foundation would like to congratulate the 10 volunteers and two staff members who recently participated in a two-day training course to become accredited Mental Health First Aiders.
Mental illness effects 1 in 5 Australians over the course of a 12 month period and suicide is the lead cause of death for Australian’s aged 15-44 years. The course, delivered by National Welbeing Manager Jessica Macartney, equips our people to be able to approach, assess and assist anyone who is in crisis or experiencing a mental health difficulty.
The course participants smashed the stigma associated with talking about mental illness and encourage all members of the rugby league community to reach out for support when they need it and not face these issues alone.
Men’s Health Week provides a platform for challenging and debating key issues in men’s health and to raise the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs around the country each June. It is also an opportunity to celebrates the strengths of men, the contributions they make and the important role they play in society. Congratulations Gentlemen!
If you are in crisis and need support please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit their website here.