In a move to champion mental health awareness and wellbeing within the rugby community, Northland Rugby Union, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development, proudly unveils "Kick Start the Kōrero." This campaign aims to foster open dialogue surrounding mental health and encourage support networks within local rugby clubs across the Northland region.

In rugby, the strength of our team extends beyond the field. It's about supporting each other through the highs and lows, both on and off the pitch. Kick Start the Kōrero encourages open dialogue about mental health, creating a culture where every voice is heard and valued.

This is a space for you to access mental wellbeing tools and resources, available to you and your community. Let's kickstart the kōrero and champion each other's wellbeing.

Kick Start the Kōrero at Northland Rugby Home Games

Join us at every home game throughout the season to experience the Kick Start the Kōrero zone firsthand. Dive into a space designed for gathering mental health resources, engaging in enriching activities, and fostering meaningful conversations. Let's rally together in fostering an environment that not only supports our teams' success but also uplifts the wellbeing of our friends and whānau. Come be a part of the movement!

Mind. Set. Engage

New Zealand Rugby runs a mental health and wellbeing program called 'Mind. Set. Engage.' This is a space where you can find more resources and tools to support your mental wellbeing. You can also find self tests on the Mind. Set. Engage. website to learn more about how you are feeling and find out whether you might need support. 

Health Point: Find Health Providers Near You

Healthpoint is New Zealand's national health services directory. They enable equal access to detailed health service information, supporting people to navigate and better engage with the health sector. Health Point can connect you with local mental health service providers in Northland. 

Need to Talk? 

Helpline services are available right now in New Zealand that offer support, information and help for you and your parents, family, whānau and friends. Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.

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