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 Kick Off...Mental Health for Rugby League

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Alcohol is the most sinister & insidious of the substances used by people. It can have positive effects, though the abuse & dependence on alcohol can have the most damaging and disastrous effects. To say “it won’t happen to me”, is being somewhat overconfident and careless. This program is especially important to youger players & adolescents due to the accessibility of alcohol and the increased usage at younger ages. The consumption of alcohol is an integral component of general socializing with friends.



thingAreas covered:



·          Overview of alcohol.

·          The effects of alcohol consumption.

·          Types of abuse, addiction & 'Binge Drinking'

·          Coping skills & sound egos & personalities.

·          Acceptable & appropriate use v. abuse & addiction.

·          Consequences of Alcohol (physical, psychological, social, emotional).

·          The damage alcohol addiction can cause.

·          The dangerous mix of alcohol & other drugs.

·          Maintaining a health body & mind.

·          Treatment options

·          Being a ‘mate’.



thingProgram Length:



  • This program is a two (2) hour session. Those involved are able to give first hand accounts of the risks associated with alcohol. There will also be case studies & examples of the detrimental effects of excessive alcohol consumption upon the life of a person and effects later in life. 



thingHow the sessions are run:



  • Audio visual presentations, pamphlets, brochures, workbook & feedback form. 


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