Moonshiners tackle men’s mental health
THE 2016 Rugby season has officially started and the Moonshiners are gearing up to do their part for mental health.
Mullumbimby Rugby Club will host two rugby games on July 2 at Alby Lofts Oval, Brunswick Heads in support of beyondblue.
beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
The big double match up will feature a feast of rugby action with Mullumbimby taking on Ballina Reserve Grade and Byron Bay lining up against Ballina First Grade.
Hosts, the Moonshiners are hoping the local community will show plenty of support for a great day of Rugby, raffles, giveaways, activities for kids and of course some great food and drinks.
“We are looking forward to bringing the community together with this event and raise much needed awareness for a very serious illness” said President of Mullumbimby Rugby Club, Teale Pyne,
“On average, 1 in 8 men will have depression and 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives. Depression is a high risk factor for suicide and, in Australia, there are approximately 2,200 suicides each year. 80 per cent are by men with an average of 5 men taking their lives every single day.
“The Moonshiners hope that they can raise awareness and highlight to the local community that you don’t have to feel alone, there is assistance and treatments available.”
You can donate today at: https://give.everydayhero. com/au/moonshiners-for -mental-health
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