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Mind Set Engage Workshops

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Kōrero about it

Mind Set Engage is New Zealand Rugby’s free Mental Health and Wellbeing programme. Designed to educate and support players, coaches, support staff and the wider rugby community.

Delivered in a face to face workshop, Mind Set Engage aims to:

  • Assist in creating environments within community rugby that support positive mental health attitudes and behaviours.
  • Improve mental health literacy within clubs ie. how to look after your mental fitness, signs and symptoms of distress and where to seek support.
  • Support clubs to promote stigma reduction around mental health challenges and to develop a game plan around wellbeing.

Click here to find more about what we can offer your club or order a free resource pack.

Key benefits for rugby clubs

By participating in Mind Set Engage workshops, rugby clubs can create a more mentally healthy and resilient community, benefiting individual members and the club as a whole. The workshops provide clubs with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to make mental wellbeing a priority and ensure that everyone feels supported both on and off the field.

Promoting positive mental health

The workshops help create a club environment that fosters positive attitudes and behaviours around mental health. This can lead to a more supportive and inclusive club culture where players, coaches, and staff feel comfortable discussing their mental wellbeing.

Improving mental health literacy

Participants learn how to take care of their own mental fitness, recognise signs and symptoms of distress in themselves and others, and know where to seek support when needed. This knowledge empowers club members to proactively manage their mental health and support their teammates.

Reducing stigma

By openly discussing mental health challenges and promoting understanding, the workshops help reduce the stigma often associated with mental health. This encourages people to seek help when needed without fear of judgment or discrimination.

Developing a wellbeing game plan

Clubs can work on creating a tailored strategy to prioritise and support the mental wellbeing of their members. This game plan can include initiatives, resources, and support systems specific to the club's needs and culture.