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 'Tackling Mental Health for Rugby League'
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Depression & Suicide

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Depression & Suicide





thingAreas Covered: 



  • Defining depression  
  • Recognising the signs of depression  
  • Consequences of untreated depression  
  • How depression can affect your life – with the club, your performance, your future 
  • How depression can affect your social life and home life  
  • Coping mechanisms used – both appropriate & inappropriate  
  • Maintaining a healthy mind  
  • Treatment options  
  • What to do when someone is depressed?  
  • Being a ‘mate’  
  • Suicide Prevention      Recognising ‘Risk Factors’

What to do when someone is suicidal? 

  Coping with suicide & suicidality. 


  Parasuicide & Self Harming behaviour




thingProgram Length: 



  • Generally takes one (2) hours, though can be split into two (2) sessions or abbreviated and adjusted according to club needs or requirements.  



thingHow sessions are run:


  • Information provided through audio visual & facilitator presentations.  
  • Informational & educational material supplied – brochures, handouts, feedback forms, worksheets.  
  • Feedback period upon completion and two (2) way interaction during the sessions. (it is essential that those attending are encouraged to actively participate) 


Depression & Suicide 


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