'Kick Off'
 'Tackling Mental Health for Rugby League'
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'Sports do not build character, they reveal it.'


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

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 Kick Off...Mental Health for Rugby League

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·          24/7 counseling and contact service with trained personnel 


·          Interactive, user friendly, Web service for contact &



·          Early identification, intervention & treatment


·          Practical preventative strategies & techniques


·          Education awareness Programs 


·          Educational literature and audio visual material for clubs 


·          Risk Assessment/Player Profile data collection 


·          On going personal support for players, families & clubs 


·          Professional clinical advisory service for clubs, players

           &  families 


·          Referral service to other agencies (if necessary) 


·          Multidisciplinary team (including Psychiatrists, Psychologists,

           Mental Health practitioners, Counsellors) 


   Why is ‘Kick-off’ different than other programs?



  • 24 hour, 7 day a week IMMEDIATE contact with a trained counselor. No waiting, no appointments, no call-back. 


  • Privacy and confidentiality is maintained throughout the process, if the player, or individual, wishes. NO requirement for name or phone number. 


  • Ongoing PERSONAL support. 


  • Clinical advisory service comprising a multidisciplinary team (Psychiatrist, Psychologist, GP, Mental Health Practitioners, Trained Counselors) 


  • Designed specifically for Rugby League Players, Coaches & Referees – catering for their needs and their unique sporting profession & lifestyle. 


  • USER FRIENDLY, interactive web site. 




  • 'Kick Off' treats the symptoms; but more than that, focusses on addressing the 'causes' of many of the problems that exist. 


  • The program & service caters for ALL ages; from Junior League through to the elite NRL level.  


  • Provides Risk Assessments created specifically for League.  



Sports do not build charcter, they reveal it. 

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


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



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