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Post-Concussion, it REALLY Matters

You’re at the top of your game, both mentally and physically, tackling life head-on. Then, bam! You suffer a concussion, and suddenly, everything feels off. Headaches, dizziness, memory loss – the usual suspects. But what about those silent saboteurs lurking at the...

“Communitee” Christmas Fundraising

🎄🎄JOCA Christmas fundraising! 🎄🎄 Tackling Mental Health is 'Just One Click Away' We are raising funds for JOCA, enabling us to stand by our members in their times of need. Hoodies, T-shirts and sweatshirts available in a range of colours. Click this link to purchase...

Weekly Cash Prizes With One Welwyn Hatfield Community Lottery

Be in with a chance to win weekly cash prizes and monthly SuperDraw bonus prizes whilst supporting JOCA.

Herts New Leaf Wellbeing Newsletter

Mental health recovery and wellbeing courses, free for anyone 18+
living in Hertfordshire, online and in venues in Hertfordshire.

Running for JOCA

Congratulations to our Welwyn Under 16 Girls Team who ran a sponsored 5k on Sunday 3rd September 2023.

JOCA Fest 2023 Rocked!

JOCA Fest 2023 Rocked! Thank you for your support.

FREE NHS Hertfordshire Talking Therapies Service

We are inviting men across Hertfordshire to consider accessing the free service, NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression.

Jocafest 2023 @ Welwyn Rugby Club

Join us on Saturday 24th June 2023, 2pm - 11pm. We invite you to join us at our biggest and best JOCAFest ever! Live music, family entertainment, fantastic food & drink but most importantly great company. All in support of helping support men's mental health. What...

Mental Health Week 15th – 21st May

This year Mental Health Awareness Week is from 15th to 21st May where the theme is anxiety, and inspiring people to get active through physical activity to combat the symptoms of anxiety. At least one in four Hertfordshire residents will experience mental health...

Vote for JOCA in Tescos!

We at JOCA are delighted to have been successful in our application for the Tesco Community Grants scheme, for Providing, Supporting, Promoting and Maintaining Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in our Community.  We are now through to the final stage, and...
Post-Concussion, it REALLY Matters

Post-Concussion, it REALLY Matters

You’re at the top of your game, both mentally and physically, tackling life head-on. Then, bam! You suffer a concussion, and suddenly, everything feels off. Headaches, dizziness, memory loss – the usual suspects. But what about those silent saboteurs lurking at the...

“Communitee” Christmas Fundraising

“Communitee” Christmas Fundraising

🎄🎄JOCA Christmas fundraising! 🎄🎄 Tackling Mental Health is 'Just One Click Away' We are raising funds for JOCA, enabling us to stand by our members in their times of need. Hoodies, T-shirts and sweatshirts available in a range of colours. Click this link to purchase...

Running for JOCA

Running for JOCA

Congratulations to our Welwyn Under 16 Girls Team who ran a sponsored 5k on Sunday 3rd September 2023.

Jocafest 2023 @ Welwyn Rugby Club

Jocafest 2023 @ Welwyn Rugby Club

Join us on Saturday 24th June 2023, 2pm - 11pm. We invite you to join us at our biggest and best JOCAFest ever! Live music, family entertainment, fantastic food & drink but most importantly great company. All in support of helping support men's mental health. What...

Mental Health Week 15th – 21st May

Mental Health Week 15th – 21st May

This year Mental Health Awareness Week is from 15th to 21st May where the theme is anxiety, and inspiring people to get active through physical activity to combat the symptoms of anxiety. At least one in four Hertfordshire residents will experience mental health...

Vote for JOCA in Tescos!

Vote for JOCA in Tescos!

We at JOCA are delighted to have been successful in our application for the Tesco Community Grants scheme, for Providing, Supporting, Promoting and Maintaining Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in our Community.  We are now through to the final stage, and...

JOCA & Bodie Hodges Foundation Lunch 2023

JOCA & Bodie Hodges Foundation Lunch 2023

On 18th February 2023 JOCA hosted a joint fundraising event for JOCA and the amazing Bodie Hodges Foundation. We are delighted to say that our lunch was extremely well attended (we had over 100 guests) and enjoyed by all - the perfect way to raise much needed funds...

Wine Tasting Evening

Wine Tasting Evening

A big thank you to all that attended our recent Wine Tasting Evening! We had an amazing night of fundraising and fun.

Communities 1st Training Tuesdays

Communities 1st Training Tuesdays

JOCA is delighted to highlight Communities 1st's Training Tuesdays run throughout Hertfordshire. Communities 1st develops, connects and supports local voluntary and community organisations, helping to improve the quality of peoples lives across the districts of St....

Cheshunt RFC Join JOCA

Cheshunt RFC Join JOCA

We are proud to announce that Cheshunt RFC have recently become an affiliate JOCA member and were presented with a cheque from Welwyn RFC, the founder members of JOCA, to help towards their local JOCA set up costs. We are delighted to welcome them to the JOCA...

JOCA FEST 2022 Volunteers needed!

JOCA FEST 2022 Volunteers needed!

We are delighted to announce that JOCA FEST is back for 2022! Our local community festive will take place on 18th June 2022 in Welwyn Garden City and we are looking for volunteers to join our friendly, fun-loving team to support with setting up on 17th June, helping...

Vote now and help JOCA in Ashton’s Life for Great Causes Campaign

Vote now and help JOCA in Ashton’s Life for Great Causes Campaign

JOCA are very excited to be a shortlisted charity in Ashton's For Life's Great Causes online poll campaign where charities can receive a share of a £10,000 donation! From 14th January 2022 votes can be cast at www.lifesgreatcauses.co.uk . Like many charities...

Carol Singing Fundraiser – Thank You Old Hatfield

Carol Singing Fundraiser – Thank You Old Hatfield

The residents of Old Hatfield were in fine voice on Sunday 12th December, for their annual carol singing charity event in Salisbury Square. JOCA was very fortunate to be selected as the local charity of choice by the Old Hatfield Residents Association.  Over 100...

Mayor’s Quiz Night Success

Mayor’s Quiz Night Success

Another extremely successful fundraising evening at the Mayor's Quiz night , held at The Campus West Welwyn Garden City . The evening was well attended with 109 players battling for bragging rights . Each player was well fed with a great choice of hot food...

Our club is a family – we look after each other.

We aim to nurture a culture within the club where we talk to each other, and support each other rather than bottle things up and allow them to get out of control.

We start this with our minis buddy system and promote this ethos right from 7 to 70 across the club.

JOCA is your welfare committee dedicated to promoting and ensuring pastoral care and general well-being for all members of our club.

Our Aim #1

To offer WRFC members, players and VP’s, support, guidance and a friendly ear

Our Aim #2

De-stigmatise mental illness in young men and women of all ages

Our Aim #3

To get our young men and women to talk and be open with each other

Our Aim #4

To improve mental well-being and make it as important to physical fitness

Our Aim #5

To notice the signs and to offer support

Our Aim #6

To change the whole ethos of the rugby club from 7 years to 70 years as regards mental health support and general well-being