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A powerful voice for physical and mental health and wellbeing. We promote the benefits of sport and exercise to help people feel healthy, positive and connected.

Our Health programs include:

NRL Wellbeing

Using the profile of Rugby League and its players, the NRL Wellbeing program aims to educate students in Years 3 to 6 to value their personal wellbeing.

Providing a holistic view of health, NRL Wellbeing is designed as an eight week program with seven comprehensive lessons that focus on the strong link between nutrition, physical activity, mental health and overall wellbeing.

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State of Mind

The NRL State of Mind program aims to increase mental health literacy, reduce the stigma around mental illness, start positive conversations and enable connections across communities regarding this important social issue.

In partnerships with leading mental health experts including the Black Dog Institute, Le Va, Headspace, Lifeline and Kids Helpline the NRL delivers programs in clubs, schools and during key events.

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Community Carnival

Entering its 16th year in 2016, the Community Carnival is one of the most significant ways in which the NRL demonstrates the Game's commitment to making a difference in the community.

The carnival involves NRL ambassadors and players from each of the 16 Clubs visiting remote and regional towns across Australia and New Zealand, delivering important social messages to hundreds of thousands of young fans. It is also a fantastic opportunity to encourage participation and membership in Rugby League.