Rugby League Cares

Rugby League Cares

By Stuart Cooke
4 February
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Rugby League Cares is offering free 121 counselling support across the Community Game, something that may be a blessing in the current sitaution.

We live in difficult times: the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges which not all of us will be able to tackle on our own. Fortunately, as a member of the Rugby League family, we are not alone because, like all families, we rally together to support our own when they need help.

Rugby League Cares is an independent charity that is proud and privileged to be able to support people at every level of the game we all love, both professional and amateur, from current and retired players, match officials and club officials to volunteers and supporters.

It’s not easy knowing where to turn, and it can be hard for people who are suffering from the impact of stress, anxiety and other mental wellbeing issues to ask those close to them for help: that’s where RL Cares and our 121 service comes into play.

RL Cares 121 is a free, totally confidential service that anyone in the community game can access: after an initial consultation to determine your needs, we’ll work with you to secure access to the best treatment available, both through the NHS and our own counselling programmes.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with low mood, anxiety and stress or any other mental health difficulty and is not currently under the care of any other services, please get in touch.

You can reach the RL Cares 121 service by emailing

Please be aware that to this service is suitable for:

People aged 18 years +
People experiencing low mood/anxiety/stress or any mental health difficulties
People not currently under the care of any other services i.e. counselling, IAPT, Mental Health services
People without significant drug/alcohol problems

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