No one will suffer alone.
Mental Health challenges continues to be the leading cause of death for young Australians. Suicide is the leading death for young Australians. Greg Inglis achieved incredible milestones in his career, representing Queensland in the State of Origin, Indigenous All Stars, and Australia on the Rugby League world stage, all while facing personal demons with mental health. GI’s very own mental health challenges ignited a powerful vision. He resolved to wield his influence and transform mental health stigma in Australia. The Goanna Academy was born.
Designed preventative mental health programs in schools, workplaces and communities in need
Enrichd Group worked as a close consultant with the Academy since inception, providing initial capital, planning, partnership acquisition, marketing technology and operational support.
Education Program and Clinics
Worked alongside the Goanna Academy team, Enrichd Group built a school program that is endorsed by NSW Education and Headspace Australia. The sports clinics run across Australia and focus on health and mental health. To date the Academy has reached 15,000 Australians with programs.
Accreditation and Partnerships
Bolstered financial stability through ASICS, Besix Westpac and Meyers Contracting. Partnering closely with NSW Education, Goanna Academy’s Mind Ed programs are officially endorsed by Headspace, but also accredited by NSW Government.
The Goanna Academy smashed its goals:
- 100k + in strategic sponsorships
- The Goanna Academy received NSW Education Accreditation of Mind Ed Program.
- Delivered 35 programs across NSW High Schools, reaching 3,200 participants, up from delivery of 12 schools in FY23 (3x increase)
- Delivery of 3x multi-LGA stakeholder community “mental health & footy” clinics in regional NSW and Queensland, impacting 100+ participants.
- Invited by NSW Education to facilitate a pilot program of culturally informed training on Stolen Generation for NSW Education staff scaled to 2000 staff members.
Testimonials speak for themselves:
“I learned never try to be someone that you’re not, and that was really powerful,” he said.Year 8 student, Casino HS
"Watching Greg Inglis on the field with the kids was not just awe inspiring but incredibly moving seeing such an icon of the sport I love so much having such a positive influence on these little champions and also later in the evening sharing his story. Equipping communities with the tools to help assist on their mental health journey…A massive well done to all involved in making a day like today possiblel"Adult participant, Kingaroy Clinic
“We know that 46% of Australians aged 16-85 have experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime but construction workers are more than twice as likely to die from suicide than other people… Our partnership with Goanna Academy is ground-breaking. We will not only be giving our workers the resources and channels to speak up, but also a reason to shake the stigma as well as a role model to show the way.”Mark Baker - CEO, Besix Watpac
Greg Inglis should be commended for using his profile to establish the Goanna Academy, his work off the field to deliver important messages to improve the mental health and wellbeing of others will have a lifelong impact on so many.Andrew Abdo - CEO, NRL