Following a Nationwide Mental Health webinar held by the RFU in February 2020, the Committee discussed the implementation of an Ampthill RUFC Mental Health Awareness Campaign in the 2020/2021 Season at their last meeting.
However, in light of the current Covid-19 situation across the country we thought it prudent to bring this forward. The message to ‘Stay at Home’ and all of the additional implications this brings in terms of isolation, social, health and financial factors plus the worry caused by uncertainty, will potentially have an impact on numerous if not all; members, players and volunteers of the Club from across all sections and age groups.
We want to highlight the importance of being aware of your own mental health, as well as that of those around you. It is important to remember that there is help and support out there. Whether it is talking to friends and family, looking up support online or reaching out to NHS services such as the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (01234 880 400 – www.bedfordshirewellbeingservice.nhs.uk.), who we have recently started working with.
You’re not alone… you’re part of our Team!!
Help and support are available if you need it. You can find information both on our website and across all of our social media channels. Posters will be displayed around the Club as soon as we are back.
Best wishes and Stay Safe
Club Safeguarding Officer
Club Mental Health Champion