The Parramatta Eels' 2024 Elite Pathways staff recently underwent Youth Mental Health First Aid training in a first for NRL clubs.
As a Club, the Eels have identified mental health issues as important area of focus. The Eels aim to promote positive, health-seeking behaviours amongst the Club's playing ranks, from the NRL and NRLW level and through to the junior ranks.
In the modern day, a large majority of individuals have been impacted by poor mental health, either directly or indirectly.
With a view to create an environment where players are given the greatest opportunity to flourish, the Eels held training to enable key Jersey Flegg, SG Ball, Tarsha Gale, Harold Matthews and Lisa Fiaola Cup staff members to better understand the signs and symptoms of mental health matters.
This training is designed to benefit not only the Eels' pathways players, but also to add significant value to the lives of staff members.
The Eels are proud to invest above and beyond the minimum requirements established by the NRL in the Club's mission to maximise the health and wellbeing of its players and staff.