At Simplyhealth, we want to put player welfare at the heart of the game, which is why we’re working with the Mental Health Foundation to provide England Rugby with advice and resources to keep the rugby community healthy.
We want to look at how we can have healthy discussions around mental wellbeing, create kinder cultures and the importance of looking out for each other. So the Mental Health Foundation have put together these tips for us starting these important conversations.
Some good conversation starters include:
Mental health problems are so misunderstood that someone who acknowledges your problem, continues to accept you and treats you with compassion is doing something extremely important.
The Mental Health Foundation has created this guide on 'How to look after your health and wellbeing as an elite athlete in rugby'.
It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. Here are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health from the Mental Health Foundation.
The Mental Health Foundation talks about how physical activity is good for your body, as well as your mental health and wellbeing.
This digital booklet highlights potential challenges that dedicated athletes face and offers guidance and suggestions on how to deal with these stresses.
Here you'll find details on services and organisations that you can speak to, if you need advice and support with your mental health.
If you have a Simplyhealth plan - remember you have access to a 24/7 confidential help line
that offers compassionate support and structured counselling whatever challenges you face.
Log in to your account and visit My Wellbeing for more information.
The Mental Health Foundation is the leading charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive. We are also the home of Mental Health Awareness Week. This takes place from 10-16 May this year and the theme is “Nature”.
For more information about the Foundation, visit their website www.mentalhealth.org.uk.