Hawthorn Football Club is proud to support beyondblue and takes a strategic approach to help raise awareness of depression and anxiety to assist in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Right now, 1 in 6 Aussies are experiencing depression or anxiety, or both. Hawthorn Football Club and beyondblue have been working alongside one another for over a decade, creating opportunities for discussions within the community to raise awareness and also reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Each year Hawthorn hosts the beyondblue Cup at a selected match. The annual beyondblue Cup is an ideal opportunity to remind AFL fans how important it is to look after their own wellbeing and that of their mates.

If you have a mate that you think needs support, gets some tips on how to reach out at, or speak to a trained mental health professional through the beyondblue Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or via an online chat (3PM-midnight).

To find out more about beyondblue’s programs, please visit