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Phil Veivers slams RFL for creating ‘mentally damaging’ Super League Structure

Former Super League coach Phil Veivers has urged the RFL to change the structure of Super League in a bid to prevent players mental health from continuing to decline. The current format involves Super League and Championship sides splitting after...

State of Mind: Five years of raising awareness of metal health problems in rugby...

For the past five years State of Mind has been asking one question. What’s yours? The charity was set-up following the tragic death of Terry Newton by Dr Phil Cooper, a Nurse Consultant in Dual Diagnosis at 5 Boroughs Partnership...

The importance of Player Welfare Managers in Rugby League

Over the past five years, player welfare in rugby league has become a massive priority for clubs, leading to the prominence of Player Welfare Managers. Each Super League club has a PWM who looks after welfare provision, which includes lifestyle...

On the brink: Former Rugby League star Danny Sculthorpe on his battle with depression

“I ended up on a car park in Wigan with a litre bottle of gin and a box full of pills, and I nearly did take my own life.” As Danny Sculthorpe tells his story on how depression drove him...
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