The Aquis Gold Coast Titans players will join the initiative of Intrust Super Cup clubs and wear blue socks during Sunday’s clash with the Dragons in support of the ‘Turn to Me’ campaign.

The campaign was initiated by Isaak Ah Mau, Petero Civoniceva and Ipswich Jets chairman Steven Johnson after the passing of a couple of young, talented rugby league players in 2013.

The final round of the Queensland Cup competition each season is dedicated as the “Turn To Me” round in order to reinforce the message of mateship over the long off-season, and players will wear blue socks.

The Titans wanted to get behind the campaign also and wearing blue socks at our lasthome game of the season signifies that support.

Blue represents a “clearing of the skies after turbulent times” and the support for beyondblue.

The prevalence of depression in the young men and women who participate in our sport drove Ah Mau, Civoniceva and Johnson to look for a concept that would encourage these people to reach out for help.

To reach out to a coach, to a player, to a mate.

beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help. beyondblue raises awareness, reduces stigma and ensures people have access to the information they need to support recovery, management and resilience.  

Most Australians have some experience with anxiety and depression, whether it is personal or via family, friends or work colleagues. beyondblue’s work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help. 

beyondblue info line: 1300 22 4636  or infoline@beyondblue.org.au