Sometimes its tough being a kid
Kids, you’re stronger than you think
But for those times when you’re finding things hard, JOCA is here for you.
We understand you have alot going on and sometimes it’s hard to be heard. We promise you are not alone in feeling like this. You are not alone. JOCA are 24/7 to help you in a confidential way. We never judge and are here to listen to you.
HELP IS HERE
"Mental illness is an often unspoken about issue and is sadly the biggest killer of young men in the UK aged 22 to 42. If you have a physical injury you report it to your coach and seek advice and go see the club physio, but with mental issues you soldier on and hope it goes away. Helped by some other likeminded club members JOCA (Just One Click Away) was born."
- Justin Burgess
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
SUPPORTING YOU IN EVERYWAY
Whatever your problems, issues or concerns we are here to listen and help.
We will respect your privacy at all times. One of the committee will offer a friendly ear and where necessary signpost you to other organisations for support and assistance.
In Crisis Now?
If you are in crisis and need immediate support please use the below resources.
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Crisis Support 24/7 via either of these numbers.
0800 6444 101 or NHS 111 - Option 2
Offers support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide. Available to listen 24/7.
0116 123 (FREE) www.samaritans.org
NightLight Crisis Service
Provides a safe space for people feeling distressed. Staff offer listening, support and advice.
Working from three crisis centres (Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Ware).
Open 7pm-2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights every week of the year.
Provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK.
The JOCA Welfare team can be contacted 24/7 via our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or via the form below - we'll get straight back to you.
No one has to "try" alone