'Kick Off'
 'Tackling Mental Health for Rugby League'
Close Window

Kick Off




'Sports do not build character, they reveal it.'


'Kick Off''....Innovative, Proactive & Dedicated to Rugby League                                  

    sad man            Isolation

                     Mental Health Promotion Video

 Kick Off...Mental Health for Rugby League

                                                                                                                      Audio Option                     


(possible triggers for 'depression')

Audio  Unavailable at this time 


These possible stressors occur throughout our lives. They do not necessarily ‘have to happen’, though they are commonly seen as precipitants to a ‘depressive episode’. They may also be seen as contributing factors in conditions such as Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder (manic or depressive phases); in some cases, individuals have experienced psychotic symptoms, though these are more often than not associated with an underlying condition or illness and are merely the 'extreme' end of the spectrum.       






·          Death of someone close

·         Marriage

·         Divorce/Separation

·         Marital or relationship disturbance

·         Change of clubs

·         Contract negotiations & disagreements

·         Trouble with the law or law violation

·         Excessive media coverage of inappropriate or aberrant behaviour

·         Sponsorship commitments & requirements

·         Club commitments

·         Moving overseas

·         Victim of crime

·         Jail or detention

·         Fronting the Judiciary

·          Major illness and/or accident

·          Career threatening injury

·         Surgery

·         Extended time on sideline (due to suspension/injury)

·         Pregnancy/termination/miscarriage

·          Retirement

·         Illness of someone close

·         Change of occupation

·         Being dropped, ‘cut’ or demoted from a level eg. 1st grade to a lower level eg. reserve  grade

·         Being replaced in your position (be it at a representative or club level)

·         Child leaving home

·         Sporting achievement or 'non acheivement'

·         House renovation

·         Quitting smoking

·         Quitting alcohol

·         Quitting drug use

·         Moving house

·         Change in school

·         Debt (more than your capacity to manage)

·         Beginning/leaving educational facility

·         Fall out with friend

·         Travel

·         Debt (general, daily, medium debt)

·         Dieting or weight gain requirements by coaching/conditioning staff

·         Change in sleep pattern

·         Falling in love

·          Relationship breakup

·         Job interview


The Brain & negative emotions (effects of stressors on the Brain & Body)



Some of these may never occur, though certainly there are those that are inevitable; some may occur at various ages and stages of your life. Nevertheless, they are stressors that many people will experience and some are specific to the Rugby League arena.




Should you have concerns regarding any issue relating to your 'mental or physical well-being', 'Kick off' strongly recommend you seek professional assistance. This may entail contacting your GP or similar clinician (Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Counsellor etc.). You may also contact the appropriate agency or service that might assist you. Irrespective of your choice, ensure you see someone who might help. 


beyond blue big


This page last updated: 

Kick Off 'Survey'

12 simple questions for essential feedback & service improvement


"Kick Off' is a 'world first' program & service dedicated specifically to a sport....in this instance; the great game of Rugby League.



Bookmark this page
Twitter Google Bookmarks Facebook Yahoo My Web

Latest mental health news, articles, facts & information.

(please click)






Shane Webcke 'Hard Road'







Beyond Blue

beyond blue




bravehearts logo

Men of League

men of league

Mensline Australia

mensline logo

Alcoholics Anonymous

aa logo


quit logo

The Black Dog Institute

black dog logo

SANE Australia

sane logo


lifeline logo






Comments & Feedback

"Keep up the good work"

Michael J. Salamon, Ph.D., FICPP
Senior Psychologist/Director
ADC Psychological Services, PLLC
1728 Broadway, Suite 1
Hewlett, NY 11557







 Supporters & Sponsors

 Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

The Jingle Factory

The Jingle Factory

sponsor needed

sponsor needed

sponsor needed

sponsor needed

sponsor needed

sponsor needed

sponsor needed

sponsor needed