Dan Hunt, Australian Genetics of Bipolar Disorder Study Ambassador

Former NRL player, Dan Hunt, 31, Sydney, played 150 games for the St George Illawarra Dragons during his prestigious nine-year career, which concluded in July 2015.

In retirement, Dan has continued to partner with the NRL as its State of Mi nd community and mental health ambassador.

In April 2016 Dan founded the company Mental Health Movement, which provides awareness, education, training and resources to improve mental health within the workplace. Mental Health Movement has worked with some leading Australian companies, speaking to more than 65,000 individuals, changing their views towards mental health and arming them with the education, coping strategies and support networks to improve their mental health.

By sharing his personal, lived experience with bipolar disorder II, Dan is striving to educate members of the community about the illness, in order to reduce the stigma that prevents many from seeking the help and support they need.