Mental Health Awareness Week- 13th -19th May

At Kent County RFU we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight Mental Health Awareness week, and to encourage clubs across the county to come together to think about how we take care of our players and communities, and how we take care of ourselves mentally. The theme for Mental Health Awareness week is Movement- Moving more for our mental health, so stay connected during the summer season and keep moving and talking, maybe play some 7s, walking rugby or touch rugby over the summer months to stay physically and mentally fit.

Given that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem every year, rugby clubs are a safe space for many people. Your club can be a good place for anyone experiencing a mental health problem to seek support and signposting. Our Kent well-being and mental health project (which has been running since Sept 22) has trained over 20 Mental Health first aiders with the help of Mindset Sports, and are working with 13 clubs across the county. Our ethos: Looking after our players and communities on and off the pitch. 

The MHFA training is free, so please get in touch with our well-being officer Ali Boyd if you’d like to know more about the project.

For further resources on Mental Health and Mental Health Awareness Week please visit:

Home – Mind

Mental Health Foundation | Everyone deserves good mental health

Brave Mind