Greg Inglis’ Goanna Academy is the first accredited & Indigenous-owned mental health organisation in Australia. Our mission is to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and improve social capacity to identify, talk about, and manage mental health for all Australians, in particular at risk groups such as Regional Males, Youth, and First Nations communities.
We run clinics in regional towns across Australia to bring our mental health message where it's needed. Using fun and footy, we make it as accessible and informative as possible, and forge long-lasting relationships with the regions we visit.
Working together with NSW Education, our pilot schools program looks to reduce stigma, open the conversation, and provide students with support and coping tools for mental health related concerns.
Greg is an experienced speaker in corporate settings, leading discussions with small and large businesses across multiple industries. Open, honest, and relatable, Greg has an uncanny ability to connect with people from all walks of life.
the goanna academy is the first
third-party community program to be endorsed by headspace national
Founder & Managing Director
“I hope to see a change with youth participating in the clinics and for adults to understand they are not alone. I want the participants to become 'champions' of what the Academy is all about and support others who may be suffering.”
Chief Operating Officer - APAC
“Accor is proud to align with Greg Inglis’ Goanna Academy and applaud the vision of the Academy to raise Mental Health awareness within Aboriginal Communities.
At Accor we fundamentally believe that healthy families build healthy communities thus creating a sense of belonging both culturally and personally. We see investment and support in mental health, especially Indigenous youth, as being critical to the Nation’s well-being. Accor are excited to offer our ongoing support and friendship.”
Chief Executive Officer
“The NRL has a strong commitment of using Rugby League to help level out the playing field between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Greg Inglis should be commended for using his profile to establish the Goanna Academy, his work off the field to deliver important messages to improve the mental health and wellbeing of others will have a lifelong impact on so many.”
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Goanna Academy would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and lasting connection to country, waters, kin, and community. We pay our respects to the Elders, the past and present, while we are committed to making a positive contribution to the well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive.
Goanna Academy is Supply Nation Certified. 51% or more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander owned, managed and controlled.
Supply Nation’s inclusive approach ensures that Indigenous business ownership is accessible to as many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as possible.
If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance, contact mental health services by calling 000.
If you need to speak to someone urgently:
Lifeline (13 11 14)
13 YARN (13 9276) - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporters to yarn to
Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467)