It’s OK to talk
(even if you’re a bloke)
Men, you’re not weak
We understand that it is hard to ask for help.
Reaching out and telling someone you need help is one of the hardest things you can do. JOCA are here to help you. We offer confidential support 24/7, without judgement.
“It takes courage to ask for help but it will be the best thing you will do.”
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.