The Rugby Players Association (RPA) have today announced Mind Your Health as an Official Business Club Member on a multi-year deal.
The partnership will see Mind Your Health work alongside the RPA to support players and members in gaining further professional qualifications in mental health first aid & awareness, safeguarding and also counselling. There is a progression route for those who wish to become fully-accredited counsellors and instructors through Mind Your Health.
Mind Your Health are a UK-based organisation that provides professional CPD primarily to educational settings locally and internationally. Their CPD covers topics such as Mental Health first aid, suicide intervention and safeguarding. Since the beginning of 2023, Mind Your Health have also become a Centre for Counselling and Life-coaching courses too.
George Peterkin, Managing Director of Mind Your Health, said: “Myself and the team at Mind Your Health are extremely proud to be an official member of the RPA. We are excited to bring as many opportunities for both professional, and personal, growth to the players and members at the RPA through our accredited courses and workshops.”
Jo Plinston, RPA Head of Partnerships and Events, commented: “At a time when mental wellbeing has never been more important in professional rugby, we’re delighted to assist RPA members in giving them access to courses and workshops to help themselves and their teammates out.”
For more information on Mind Your Health, visit: https://mindyourhealthltd.com/
About the Rugby Players Association (RPA)
The Rugby Players Association is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England. We represent more than 800 male and female current rugby players, as well as more than 400 former players. It is our mission to support, promote and protect the interests of our members, from the moment they sign their first professional contracts, throughout their playing careers, and beyond as they embark on the next phase of their lives.
Our members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including: independent representation; legal advice; personal and professional development; playing insurance; education; confidential counselling; transition support; and much more. Members can also access the support of our official charity, Restart, in the event of serious illness, injury or hardship.
The RPA has also acted as the exclusive commercial representative of the England Men’s and Women’s Teams and performs the following duties on behalf of Team England: Negotiation of the Elite Players Squad Contract, England and Saxons match fees, England team win bonuses and Image Rights payments with the RFU.
For more information about the Rugby Players Association, please visit www.theRPA.co.uk