Rugby League Cares

Rugby League Cares is an independent charity that plays an important role in the field of player welfare: it supports players at the end of their careers when they make the transition to life after rugby, providing education and training grants that will equip them with the skills and qualifications they need for the next stage of their lives.

The charity is also there for current and former players who are enduring poor health or hardship by offering practical and financial support.

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Movember with ManVan

We’re the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. We’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. We know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both global and local impact. We’re independent of government funding, so we can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works. In 15 years we’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. By 2030 we’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%!

The ManVan is a 38ft American Road Home converted into a health and wellbeing hub designed to engage with men in a way that works for them.  Last season we visited rugby league events, in partnership with Rugby League Cares, to raise awareness of key health issues, deliver tailored health content, direct men to existing services and have conversations about actions that men can take to improve their health outcomes. This year we are back on the road and supporting the rugby league community to tackle the tough stuff.

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State Of Mind

State of Mind Sport is a charity that harnesses the power of sport to promote POSITIVE mental fitness among our sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities, and ultimately to prevent suicide. We raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental fitness and deliver EDUCATION on the subject to all levels of sport, business, education and community groups. We SIGNPOST individuals to where they can receive care and support in their area.

First established in UK Super League in 2011, State of Mind Sport is now a respected national charity and international movement delivering its MESSAGE across rugby league, age groups and areas.

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Offload is a Big Lottery funded initiative, offering fun, fresh and effective mental fitness support for men in deprived areas. Together, experts in men’s health, Rugby Players, coaches, fans and clinicians have come together to devise a mental fitness programme which has been tailored and adapted to engage and support men. 

Offload is a 10-fixture programme, designed to prevent mental health problems, support men to look after their own mindsets and recognise when they or others require further support. Each of the 10 fixtures hands power back to men, giving them, evidence based tools and techniques to practice and embed within their daily lives. Fixtures topics include; 5 ways to wellbeing, mindfulness, stress management, emotional resilience, problem solving, goal setting, challenging negative thinking, resilience, anger management, work life balance and others.

Community Integrated Care

Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest and most successful social care charities, supporting over 3500 people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns and dementia across England and Scotland. 

The charity has developed several pioneering sports and social care programmes, including initiatives with leading Rugby League clubs that have been recognised at the National Dementia Care Awards, 3rd Sector Care Awards and the Great British Care Awards.

Back Onside

Back Onside is an exciting health and wellbeing programme, run by Rugby League Cares, in partnership with Elite Coaching and 11 club foundations and is designed to encourage Men to get back to enjoying exercise, through the support of current and former players.

Men who sign up to the National Lottery-funded, Sport England initiative will be involved in 10 weekly fixtures lasting 60 to 90 minutes each that focus on multi-sports activities, including rugby and football, as well as team-building exercises.