ABOUT THE CAUSE
Turn to Me was an idea born by a few rugby league players talking openly in their dressing room and sharing their own personal feelings, thoughts and concerns having heard the news of talented young players who unfortunately ended their lives. These footballers took it upon themselves to be proactive and wanted to make an active difference to people suffering in silence with their own personal mental injuries.
Selflessly, they continued to build momentum towards their focus and established their own awareness campaign ‘Turn to Me’. Co-founded by Petero Civoniceva, Isaak Ah Mau & Steven Johnson. Turn to Me is focused on two main things, increasing the awareness of and normalising mental Injuries.
Turn to Me is about openly communicating, it’s about talking to people around you to break down stigmas that have surrounded mental illness and to rely on your own support network. Originally this was aimed at grassroots Rugby League but the message has expanded and has broader reach.