Long Term Player Welfare The Most Important Question To Be Answered.

Long Term Player Welfare The Most Important Question To Be Answered.

In the wake of the wave of support Greg Inglis has received over the past week for seeking professional help for depression, the focus should now turn to what exactly the NRL and South Sydney Rabbitohs aim to do for Greg when he retires from the only profession he has had since making his NRL debut as an 18 year-old in 2005.

Creating mutual understanding: the vital link to improving mental health outcomes.

Creating mutual understanding: the vital link to improving mental health outcomes.

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association published last month has found that lay health care workers seated at wooden ‘friendship benches’ who actively listened and offered problem solving techniques to people with common mental health disorders had a significant effect on improving the symptoms of mood disorders like depression and anxiety

Workplace health and wellbeing not just a matter of awareness anymore.

Workplace health and wellbeing not just a matter of awareness anymore.

“One of the great truisms in business,” says a friend of mine, a former high-flying lawyer who claims throughout his colourful career to have shared board rooms with the likes of Kerry Packer and Rupert Murdoch, “Is that people will almost never do anything when they fear they could be fired.” 

“Fear is the great controller of progress.” He says.

As I reflected on his words I wondered whether the inverse of this could also be true — that people will surely do something when they believe it will lead to them advancing themselves and their careers in a positive way. 

Earlier this month Prince William addressed a group of UK business leaders about their role in improving workplace mental health policy and reducing the enormous effects that this issue continues to have on the UK workforce.

NRL decision to ease pressures on young footballers will save lives.

NRL decision to ease pressures on young footballers will save lives.

I sat in awe on the sideline, shaking my head and watching the Bulldogs supporters erupt as the unknown prodigy Ben Barba zipped through the Parramatta Eels defence like a magician on his way to the try line.

“He’s a freak!” roared Garry Carden, the notoriously old-school Bulldogs trainer responsible for physically preparing the likes of Johnathan Thurston, Josh Jackson and Sonny Bill Williams.

America in the hands of a team of rivals

America in the hands of a team of rivals

Well, after more than 18 months of relentless hoopla the election race has finally been run, Trump triumphed against all expectations and the world continues to turn­, if ever so precariously.

As the fallout continues from this most unexpected of political victories it is becoming much clearer now - thanks in part to social media and Wikileaks-