At Simplyhealth, we want to empower women to have conversations on all aspects of their health, at all life stages with all the people in their lives.
From issues of body image, your cycle affecting performance, and discussing puberty we want to support the rugby community and break down barriers to embarrassing topics.
"I worry about my cycle, it can mean I train less sometimes, and knowing that you’re going to come on when you’ve got a match, especially an away game! Its extra stress, you have to account for the things that come with it and the extra time you need around a game."
“When I started playing rugby, I was not in a very good space at all. I will openly say that rugby was the thing that saved me. I was just really, stuck in a rut, but I was depressed and I didn't realize I was depressed, it just gave me a whole new lease of life. No matter what, no matter how low I'm feeling. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays. If I'm not playing, I'm still there. It's the thing that gives me my balance.”
Check out the conversations about women’s health issues that are often left in the shadows on and off the rugby pitch.
There’s so much more to our bodies than what society and social media tells us. Through our Comfortable Conversations campaign we want to encourage body confidence throughout sport. By flipping the narrative and viewing our bodies as an ally to performance we can start to build better relationships with our bodies.
Hundreds of people shared their views from challenges faced to positive experiences.
The survey results highlighted some of the issues that women still face within sport, so we sat down with former England Women Sevens player Heather Fisher to discuss her experiences and how we might work together to find solutions.
More information and articles around women's health, including menopause and pelvic health, written with the support of the Lady Garden Foundation.