Silence is Deadly: Thursday 4th July

Martin and Connor from Menslink brought along Canberra Raiders players Josh Papalii and Hayden Hodge to present the ‘Silence is Deadly’ campaign to our year 9 and 10 male students. The aim of their presentation was to deliver the key message that we all have problems at some stage in our lives, but talking and getting help gets you through them faster.

The boys were told to ‘Man up’ by doing the following:

1. Find someone you trust: For example a Teacher, friend, counsellor, youth worker, parent, family member.
2. Open up and talk to them: Explain what’s going on, they might not have the answers but they might help point you in the right direction.
3. Start feeling better: Speaking to someone is better than suffering in silence.

Our year 9 and 10 boys engaged positively by asking tons of questions relating to depression, anxiety and helping a mate in need. Two of the best questions were awarded with a Raiders football. Well done boys!


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