Where Will The Funds Raised Go?
Every penny raised from Restart Round will go directly to supporting current and former players' struggling with serious injury illness or hardship. We provide advisory, practical and financial support to help players and their families when the unthinkable happens. In particular, the funds raised will support players mental health through our 24/7 Confidential Counselling Service that is accessible to over 800 current and 400 former professional players.
The service includes a free 24/7 telephone helpline for players to call at any time, from anywhere in the world when they need help. It is a discrete, safe lifeline for players finding it difficult to open-up and take the first step. From there, players are able to access a trained professional who will be able to provide free one-to-one support and help around issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, coping with injury, relationship issues, career transition and bereavement.
Every season, approximately 50 players are referred to our Confidential Counselling Service and it acts as a lifeline when times get tough.
Thanks to your support, we can ensure that this vital service can continue to be available for players and their families.