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Mental Skills and Wellbeing Coach

Wellbeing Pages | 26th Nov 2020

1st XV Player Steven Hogg has been appointed to the role of Mental Skills and Wellbeing Coach for Stewartry RFC.

Steven who is currently studying a 3 year course on Counseling and Hypnotherapy and a qualified Mental Health First Aider, will be combining this new role with his playing commitments. The role of Mental Skills and Wellbeing Coach will be a point of contact for all club members to speak to and ask where advice and guidance is available and low level support for those who wish to talk and share their struggles with Steven.

Stewartry RFC have developed a 5 year plan over lockdown looking to improve both on and off the field support and opportunities for our members. One of those areas is around Mental Health and Wellbeing. In partnership with National Charity Breathing Space, Stewartry RFC have been at the forefront of developing a Rugby Workshop due to be trialed before the year end.

Director of Rugby John Muir said “Steven has been vital in the clubs progress to developing an environment at Stewartry RFC where talking about Mental Health and our struggles in encouraged. He was one of the first people to volunteer to undergo Mental Health First Aid Training and has obviously a keen interest in helping people with his choice of study. If we can support our membership and support Steven is his studies its a win-win situation for us.”

Steven Hogg said “Mental Health is something that affects us all and throughout the years is something that has particularly affected the club. For anyone who wants to talk about issues then I am able to help and advise. As I am currently a student in training it is important to mention that I am not a qualified counselor at present and I feel it is only right that anyone who has serious mental health issues then contacting a qualified therapist or counselor is best. If I can help anyone on that journey or prevent anyone from needing to go there then I’ll have achieved our goals.”

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