Removing the stigma around Mental Health

Dear All Club Safeguarding Officers, Youth Coaches, Age Grade Chairs, GRFU Management Board


It gives us great pleasure inviting you along to our RFU event on Mental Health and Resilience. Please circulate this out to ALL U14s and above parents and players within your club, who will find this event worthwhile.


Why are we doing this?

It is estimated that one in four people will experience a mental health illness each year in the UK. For these people, the pressures and strains of life and work can act as a catalyst to mental health problems, with the most common being depression and anxiety. Physical activity such as playing rugby can be very beneficial for mental health and wellbeing, as well as bringing physical benefits.


Therefore, the workshop details are:

Club Development Workshop

Kingsholm Stadium, 1873 Conference Suite

Wednesday 29th January, 18:30 arrive for 19:00 start

*please report to main reception


Rich Berry, GRFU Mental Health & Wellbeing Ambassador, will deliver on the evening, utilising his experiences as a former PE/Head Teacher in the specialist sector of social emotional mental health. Rich supports coaches and parents to understand how to grow more resilience in our young children through rugby. Alongside Rich, you will be in the presence of Martin Tye, ex-military veteran who became a Guinness World Record Holder in powerlifting and gold medallist during the Invictus Games after tackling mental health issues for many years.


This is a FREE event with food and refreshments provided. If you have any dietary requirements then please highlight on the link above.


Spaces are limited; allocated on a first come first serve basis it’s really important to register your interest as soon as possible by CLICKING HERE.


Please get behind and support this campaign ‘Removing the Stigma around Mental Health’.


Look forward to seeing you there!


Best Regards,