The Canberra Raiders have so far raised over $5000 in donations to the Black Dog Institute through the Mullets for Mental Health initiative, the goal is to raise $10,000.
There is under 10 days left to donate, the link to the Canberra Raiders team is: www.teamblackdog.org.au/fundraiser/canberraraiders
Any donations between now and the end of September will go into a random draw to win the jumper displayed in the photo signed by the Canberra Raiders.
The initiative runs through the month of September, you can donate to the Raiders team or to one of the participating players.
Canberra Raiders NRL Wellbeing Manager, Andrew Bishop said the association with the Black Dog Institute was an important one for the club and that the Mullets for Mental Health initiative allowed the players to get involved despite the limitations in their community interactions.
“The numbers of people who have mental health issues are significant in society, with 1 in 5 people showing symptoms of mental illness in any given year,” Bishop said. “This initiative allows the club to help spread a really important message and it’s important for the players too, who feel as if they can contribute to the community in a different way than they are used to doing during isolation.
“Growing a mullet may not seem like much, but it can start a conversation which may lead to someone with a mental health issue seeking support. If we can raise some money along the way it’s all worth it.”