Health and Wellbeing
At Valleys we believe that the health and well-being of players, volunteers, members and supporters is very important both on and off the field.
This includes physically, mentally, emotionally and general well-being.
This page has been developed to provide our Rugby League Community with resources that can be used to provide awareness and support on a range of topics.
Keeping Active at Home
Valleys Affiliate club Norths Devils have put together some tips and drills players can practise from home
The NRL's State of Mind program has been developed in partnership with Lifeline, Kids Helpline, headspace and the Black Dog Institute. The key focus is reducing the stigma and increasing understanding of mental health. They provide a range of great resources and information.
Qld Health Mental Wellbeing page provides some great tips and information to having a healthy sense of mental wellbeing
Know someone who needs support?
Queensland Rugby League have a dedicated wellbeing and education team who run a variety of programs and education sessions. They are also available to assist to find the right support when an individual or club is in a time of crisis.
Mental Health First Aid Australia is a not-for-profit charity focused on mental health training and research. There are a number of trained Mental Health First Aid Officers and available to Valleys members. If you or someone you know needs help or would like to talk to someone about mental health concerns, please reach out and we can put you in touch with someone.
Mental Health First Aid Officer courses are being offered throughout the year. If you are a club volunteer, please contact the committee. Alternatively click on the logo to take a look at the MHFA website!
Headspace has a wide range of support options and information for young people up to 25 years pof age. There is also support for friends and family of young people.
Headspace offers face to face visits, chat online, email, or speak on the phone with a qualified professional. It’s free, confidential and can be anonymous.
They can help with mental and physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and work and study.