Melbourne Storm are proud to announce the Club has partnered with charity LIVIN, joining the fight to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.
With mental health an extremely passionate cause among many members of the Melbourne Storm playing group, joining forces with an organisation like LIVIN was a natural fit for the Club to help use it's profile to shine a light on a crucial social issue which has seriously affected the rugby league community.
The partnership formalises an existing relationship between Storm and LIVIN over recent times with several Storm players both past and present holding a connection with the organisation.
LIVIN started in 2013 after the tragic death of Dwayne Lally to a mental illness. Many people live in silence due to the fear of stigma and shame surrounding mental health issues and that is something LIVIN is striving to change.
LIVIN was established to combat the mental health stigma through merchandise, programs and community events and promoting the mantra that "It ain't weak to speak."
A key part of the relationship will be spreading the importance of positive living for young people through awareness and early education.
Sam Webb, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of LIVIN said the organisation was thrilled to form the alliance with Storm.
"It's wonderful to see a club like Melbourne Storm partner with LIVIN to enhance its impact in the community and embrace the mantra It Ain't Weak to Speak," Webb said.
"We are looking forward to working on a great partnership together."