Broncos Launch State Of Mind Events
Broncos players held their first State Of Mind event at Brisbane’s Norths Devils Rugby League Club recently.
In conjunction with the NRL, the Broncos are offering the State Of Mind Program to selected Junior Rugby League Clubs to promote mental well-being among younger players.
The program is led and directed by a number of Broncos players including Darius Boyd, Jack Reed and Alex Glenn with the assistance of Broncos Player Welfare Officers.
Further support has been provided by Livin - a charity focused on mental health and suicide prevention.
Livin utilises fashion, social media and well-respected public profiles to break down the stigma surrounding depression and other challenges and get people talking openly about mental health.
Community organisation headspace, a National Youth Mental Health Foundation, also supports these events.
Headspace provides early intervention mental health services for 12–25 year-olds.
Their centres are located across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Australia.
Each centre can help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug or work and study issues.
Flyers, giveaways and merchandise were available following sessions from both Headspace and Livin at the Norths Devils Rugby League Club event.
The NRL State Of Mind Program will be held at each of the Broncos’ six affiliated clubs:
An invitation is being extended to Under 18 teams from their junior affiliates.