Mental Health Awareness in Rugby League – An introductory course for coaches

Free professional development! The course has been specifically designed for people working in rugby league, and coaches in particular. It is two hours long and free to attend. Attendees don’t need any previous knowledge of mental health.

The course is delivered in partnership with the RFL and State of Mind, and is approved RFL continuing professional development (CPD) for coaches.


The course includes:

• What is mental health? Different diagnoses and their symptoms, with examples from RL

• Physical impacts of mental health problems

• Mental benefits of exercise

• Practical guidance for coaching players with mental health problems

• Legal requirements of clubs

• Signposting to other sources of help and information


The training is delivered by Time to Change, a project by leading mental health charities Mind and Rethink. All trainees will receive a certificate of attendance.

The course will run on the following dates and at the following clubs:

Mon 10-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Widnes

Tue 11-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Saints

Wed 12-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Warrington

Thu 13-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Wigan

Mon 17-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Widnes

Tue 18-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Saints

Wed 19-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Warrington

Thu 20-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Leeds

Thu 20-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Wigan

Thu 20-Oct 6:30-8:30pm Hull

To book your place or for more information, please contact Lizzie Green, Training Administrator on 07795 373 957 or

Places are limited so you are advised to book early!


Quotes from attendees of previous sessions in football:

‘Brilliant facilities, calm, open atmosphere, relevant and useful literature and course content’

‘Well paced, good fun and informative’

‘Great – it should be part of all coach training’

‘Perfect presentation, brilliant tutors’