Rugby League Cares Launches Rugby United
28/03/2020 by admin
Rugby League is coming together to preserve and enhance the mental and physical fitness of players, coaches, fans, match officials and administrators during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sport is proud to announce the launch of Rugby League United, a campaign led by the independent charity Rugby League Cares in association with the RFL, Super League (Europe) and RLWC 2021.
Rugby League United is a response to requests from the UK Government, the UK National Health Service and Sport England for sport to take the lead in keeping people mentally as well as physically fit during these challenging times.
Working alongside players and community organisations Rugby League United will equip people with the practical tools and techniques they need to stay in the best of health over the weeks and months ahead.
The campaign builds on the fantastic work already undertaken by RL Cares in delivering the Offload programme – a men’s mental fitness project aimed at tackling depression and anxiety, which has already engaged with over 2,000 men since inception in 2017.
Rugby League United will work with current and former players to support the mental fitness of all communities. The campaign will offer guidance on areas such as:
- Looking after yourself during social distancing measures;
- Staying active at home;
- How to look after your nutrition and how this affects mental fitness;
- Links to 24-hour support;
- How you can manage your stress and anxiety during this period;
- How to promote good relationships at home if you are feeling stressed.
There will be weekly live and interactive e-Offload sessions every Tuesday, including Q&As with current and former players, mindfulness clinics and live sessions. Live sessions will be delivered through the easily accessible Zoom platform with links shared across social media.
Rugby League United will also feature short videos filmed by current and former players which focus on how they are looking after their own mental fitness, alongside hints and tips on how to look after loved ones, family members, close friends and work colleagues.
For more information follow the Twitter page @Offload_RL