Rugby Players Ireland and Zurich have relaunched the Tackle Your Feelings mental wellbeing app and website as part of the new ‘Take Control’ campaign. The campaign aims to promote a proactive attitude towards mental health and to provide people with the tools to ‘Take Control’ of their mental wellbeing using sport psychology and positive psychology principles. The new app and website will equip users with the tools to develop coping skills and provide access to a support network, including professional help when needed.
Commenting on the launch of the Tackle Your Feelings ‘Take Control’ campaign, Leinster Rugby Player and ambassador James Lowe said: “I’m delighted to be an ambassador for the Tackle Your Feelings and to tell my own story of how my arthritis diagnosis at age 14 impacted me physically and mentally. As a sporty kid, this was tough, but the power of positive thinking got me through, and today I really realise how lucky I am to play rugby.”
The campaign will feature several leading Irish international and provincial rugby players, along with James Lowe, as role models and to help remove some of the stigma associated with mental health.