"The NRL's State of Mind program is in its third year and aims to:
- increase mental health literacy amongst clubs and communities, from grassroots to the elite level
- stimulate help seeking behaviours
- reduce stigmas around mental illness and suicide
- develop elite players and officials to be advocates of positive mental health."
An integral part of the program is training ambassadors in Mental Health First Aid, who can then detect the signs of developing mental health problems and mental health crises in fellow players, coaches, fans and the wider community at all levels of the game.