The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) is committed to putting player welfare at the heart of our game.
The aim is to provide education, guidance, and tools to help you live a healthier and happier life, because your Wellbeing Matters!
There are additional support organisations available for your Mental Health & Wellbeing all at a touch of the button.
Talking about your worries and problems can make things easier.
Speak to someone if you’re not okay.
The C.A.L.L Helpline (Mental Health Helpline Wales)
A dedicated mental health helpline for Wales, it can provide you with confidential listening and emotional support, and help you contact support that may be available in your local area. Call 0800 132 737 or text ‘help’ to 81066.
Mind Cymru Infoline
For information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication, alternative treatments, and advocacy. Call 0300 123 3393, email email@example.com or text 86463.
Offering a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. Call for free on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Young suicide prevention society. HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays).
Provides advice on financial support and can signpost you to other agencies who may be able to help you – 03444 77 20 20 (9am to 5pm, Mon – Fri).
Extra help for your mental wellbeing is available across Wales, online and over the phone. These resources are safe, free, and you don’t need a referral, so take a look and see what can help you today.
Is a Welsh mental health charity supporting those affected by serious mental illness in Wales. It is dedicated to improving the lives of people with a mental illness or physical disability and their carers.
How to look after your Mental Wellbeing.
There are many ways to look after your mental wellbeing.
Click Here to find some helpful advice, tips and tools to use.
What will work best for you?
The mission is simple; to place a mental health lead into every rugby club around the world, and equip them with a toolkit of resources to help #TackleTheStigma.
The Welsh Rugby Union community welfare staff have developed a positive relationship with the LooseHeadz rugby charity in the hope of ensuring that each rugby club in Wales will have a mental health lead person associated with them.
For more information, please visit their website: https://looseheadz.co.uk/pages/partnership-programme
Resilience for Rugby.
Lloyd Ashley delivers face to face sessions on awareness and education in Mental Health & Wellbeing.
The aim of the sessions are for athletes to understand the importance of looking after themselves mentally and physically.
LWLA specialise in elite sport lifestyles – competition selection, dealing with injuries, contract support, social media management and living as a role model.
LWLA aim to show athletes how they can access additional support, and how they in turn can be there to support their friends and family.
For further information please visit: https://www.lwla.co.uk/
Click HERE to view @Lloydashley91 supporting Community Rugby by showing what it looks like having very open conversations.
Working with difficulties.
Sometimes we can go through difficult experiences which will severely impact individual players. Sometimes, this can also affect a team, the club and its volunteers. They can unfortunately be distressing times and may need some specialised attention.
Osian Leader works with the School of Hard Knocks as a psychotherapist specialising in trauma and traumatic loss. He has extensive experience from working in the NHS, third sector, private practice, and sport settings, helping people find ways out of difficulties.
Osian has experience in a rugby club setting, by using support groups, psychoeducation, and helping individual players when circumstances became difficult. Osian can also help with conditions like depression and anxiety and even provide some training on thinking and feeling better. Osian is also fluent in both Welsh and English.
For further information please contact the WRU Integrity Team.
The WRU have in place an Integrity Line, which has been developed to encourage participants of the game to speak up with the comfort that they will be listened to and their concerns will be handled sensitively. If you have any concerns, please contact the WRU Policy and Integrity Team on the WRU Integrity Line (Tel. No. 029 20 822 200) or Integrity Mailbox email@example.com
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