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Can you spot the NRL legend who was hanging out with students in Orange?

July 19, 2022


By Peter Holmes

Canobolas High School, in collaboration with Headspace Orange, hosted an NRL great on Tuesday.

Greg Inglis, whose power, speed, agility and skill as a footballer made him a player his opponents hoped would run at someone - anyone - else, was at the school with his Goanna Academy.


The Academy is designed to help end the stigma surrounding mental health, and Inglis spent the session today talking about his life story and his own battle with mental illness.


"It was fantastic to see our students engaging with this discussion, and we aim to improve our capacity to assist our students in talking about mental heath," the school said.


The school will continue to work with Inglis and the Goanna Academy.

The Goanna Academy was designed to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and improve social capacity to identify, talk about, and manage mental health for all Australians - in particular at risk groups such as regional males, youth, and First Nations communities.

"The Goanna Academy (est. 2020) is representative of Greg’s life after football," says the Goanna Academy's history, "showing his commitment to giving back to the community and improving the mental health outcomes of Australians.

"The Academy gives Greg the opportunity to share his personal journey and own battles with mental illness with the ambition to inspire and influence others - especially within his own culture, the Indigenous community."

The Goanna Academy the first accredited & Indigenous-owned mental health organisation in Australia.


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