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Darius Boyd “Battling the Blues”
July 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Darius Boyd (ex-NRL great) will visit Goondiwindi for 2 days.
Off the field, Boyd stands as a true advocate for mental health, using his platform to share his journey through depression and anxiety with an aim of revealing how to live and deal with mental illness. Emerging from a troubled background himself, Boyd used football as an escape from reality, he came to a realisation that he needed to begin trying to combat his own issues of mental health and turned his back on football, checking into a mental health facility with aim of getting his life back on track.
Boyd has since gone on to become a vocal ambassador for mental health issues and an advocate of support for men’s health, using his platform to educate, inspire and raise awareness around the topic. He has also recently released the book ‘Battling the Blues’, depicting the honest and inspiring life of an NRL champion and his fight to conquer his demons and live a better life. As a speaker, he reflects on excerpts from his private journal which reflects his journey from the darkest parts of his illness to the amazing life he lives today & ways that he makes sure he stays healthy, things that may help others.
Darius’s visit will include an evening presentation & he will also being going to football training with U6’s-U16 & open grades, having an informal chat & BBQ at Gilberts Oval for anyone wanting to attend.
By having the courage to speak up, it gets better. — Darius Boyd
Care Goondiwindi & Tie Up the Black Dog Committee have joined forces again & will be bringing you our Mental Health Presentation
Our first guest is football legend DARIUS BOYD!
RSVP’s to Care Goondiwindi for catering purposes.
Care Goondiwindi & Tie Up The Black Dog Bring You.
Part 1 Of Our Mental Health
Community Event- Wed 19th @ Civic Centre
Football Clinics & BBQ- Thurs 20th @ Gilbert Ovals
All Community Members Welcome
Contact Kirsty 46700700 For More Information