Mental Health Program now accessible for Queensland Rugby community

by Reds Media Unit

Queensland Rugby Union’s Mental Health program is now available for the Queensland Rugby Community, with the program going online while the Rugby Community deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Both Mental Health Information Sessions and Mental Health First Aid Courses will be conducted via Zoom, and registrations are now open. 

Players, coaches, administrators, volunteers, parents and referees are encouraged to register to attend the general information session (60mins). Following registration, you will be sent an available time and link to join the session.

The Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) provides a more in-depth knowledge and a formal MHFA accreditation.  We are encouraging as many members of the Rugby community, in particular those who interact regularly with other members to be trained. The cost is covered by the QRU mental health program.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact QRU mental health project officer – Suzy Russell via email -

To register for the Mental Health Information Session, CLICK HERE

To Register for the Mental Health First Aid Training, CLICK HERE

As part of the QRU Mental Health Program, we will be launching the ‘In Touch’ Podcast which will see Brendan ‘Sauce’ Hertel and Suzy Russell from Queensland Rugby Union joined by different guests to discuss various aspects of Mental Health and Well Being. Check out the first episode below, with mental health first aid officer Matthew Warren-James and Kai Morris - Psychologist from Mental Notes Sport and Performance Psychology.