Sat 05 Mar 2022 17:30

Introducing JOCA to Cambridge Rugby Members

Every minute in the world over 80 people die by suicide. That's over 80 sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, fathers & mothers for every 80 minute game of rugby.

Cambridge Rugby is pleased to announce that we are launching a welfare support initiative for our Players and Members.

Just One Click Away (JOCA), which was formed by Welwyn RFC after the tragic loss of 3 young men through suicide and now has a number of affiliated Rugby Clubs working with them. A great support network has been established covering mental health, addictions, bereavement and so much more.

Ŵe feel that it is important, that as a club, we not only support each other on the pitch, but extend that support off it as well. We recognise that there are many situations in life that you may need some guidance or a friendly ear, or an event that you’ve not encountered before and need some advice.

We adopted this initiative with an internal volunteer team created to make this live and promote it as part of our one club ethos. We aren't qualified therapists; this is not a 24h service but if we can get talking about mental health and support just one person before the dark clouds start forming then we have made a difference.

We have our own page on the JOCA website https://jocarugby.co.uk/cambridge-rfc/

Please contact us at cambridge@jocarugby.co.uk if you would like to speak to someone.

What happens next?

We invite our members to register on the Govox site and then complete a wellbeing questionnaire. Govox is the system JOCA uses to send emails to those who have signed up. The ongoing plan of this initiative is to be in a position soon to provide financial support covering 1-1 counselling for those that require it and we will be looking to fund-raise in the future. If you would like to contribute now then please donate to Cambridge Rugby Club.

Account Name: Cambridge Rugby Club
Sort Code: 20-17-35
Account Number: 93596761
Reference: JOCA

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