In 2016, our Silence Is Deadly program will see the Raiders join us to Talk about Talking with
lots of young men in High Schools and Colleges in and around the Canberra region.
We will be focusing on the ‘how’ – How can I get some advice and how can I help a mate.
How do I start ” that” conversation when something is really worrying or upsetting me or
maybe worrying or upsetting one of my mates?
  • Who can I turn to when I need to talk to someone about my own problems?
  • How can I help a mate out who is struggling?
  • Who can I trust and share my thoughts with?
  • What options do I have?
  • Who can help me and will they even care?

Don’t make excuses and start a conversation today. Don’t wait till it’s too late.  If you don’t tell someone – how can they help you?

Don’t just stand there, ask a mate if they’re okay and do they want to talk.

If a mate asks ‘are you ok?’ Tell the truth, it might be easier than you think. Ask for help if you need it – even big strong footballers have a teddy bear inside that needs some extra help at times.

Through our partnership with the Raiders,  we have built some heartfelt videos with the guys outlining some of their personal experiences and what they’ve learned the hard way so they can give some practical advice to the next generation of young men. View the videos here.

We all have times when our problems seem too big for just us to deal with – and 1 in 4 young men will suffer from depression & anxiety – so why not reach out?




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