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Pirtek Parramatta Eels forward Mitch Allgood says he's proud to be the ambassador for the Black Dog Institute, ahead of Monday night's game against the St George Illawarra Dragons.

The Institute is our charity partner for the game, and Mitch says he's been privileged to support them all season.

"I've felt really connected with the Black Dog all season; I've been fortunate enough to do a lot of work with them through school visits and running the City2Surf," he said.

"The Black Dog Institute is extremely important - it's a big issue everywhere but also for a lot of people in rugby league, with things like mood disorders, bipolar and depression, so for us to be teaming up with them this week it's a real good thing."

From tomorrow, the Black Dog Institute is launching Exercise Your Mood Month, promoting the links between physical activity and mental health.

"I myself know what it's like - if I have an injury and can't train properly, you start to feel a little bit down, so I've felt that first hand," he said.

On the game, Mitch says he's very glad to be playing the final home game at Parramatta Stadium.

"Yeah, stoked! All the boys love playing here at Parra Stadium, there's no better place to play for us, so we're looking forward to it."

After last week's loss to Melbourne, Mitch says he's keen for the boys to prove themselves as first-graders.

"After something like that you want to get straight back onto the park to redeem yourself, so we're definitely looking forward to Monday night."

Click here to find out more about the Black Dog Institute.
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