Yoorana Gunya brings Joel Thompson back to town

Joel Thompson returned to Forbes last Thursday where he spoke to members of the community as well as students from Forbes High School and Red Bend Catholic College about his mental health journey.

The NRL legend brought The Mindset Project back to town, this time working with Yoorana Gunya.

When Thompson was in a few weeks ago, he shared strategies to thrive as well as encouraging others to open up.

He shared his mental health journey with the locals who went down to the Forbes Youth and Community Centre on Thursday.

Yoorana Gunya's Taylor Bliss said they invited Joel back to Forbes as part of their Suicide Prevention Program funded by NSW Health.

The local health service is still promoting mental health, Ms Bliss said, with a range of health services on offer at Yoorana Gunya.

You can speak with health professionals at Yoorana Gunya or your local GP about mental health concerns.

Lifeline is available on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue is always available on 1300 22 4636 and in an emergency always phone Triple Zero (000).