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The NRL has formed a coalition with Kids Helpline,and other leading mental health organisations as part of its State of Mind campaign to continue to break the silence, reduce stigma around mental illness and encourage help seeking.
As the country’s biggest health issue, one in two Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
The State of Mind television campaign launched on Channel 9’s The Footy Show last night features State of Origin rivals Cameron Smith and Robbie Farah.
Kids Helpline remains focused on early intervention and as such is committed to encouraging and normalising help-seeking behaviours in children and young people. We know that boys and young men, particularly those aged 13-25 are less likely to contact the service. Raising awareness of issues via the partnership with NRL, its clubs, players and families, aims to reassure them that its okay to ask for help. Tracy Adams, BoysTown CEO.
Thanks for being committed to building a better future, NRL!
If kids want to talk to someone, they can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use email or web counselling services. No issue is too big or small.
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