How RL Cares is helping men tackle the tough stuff

How RL Cares is helping men tackle the tough stuff

Rugby League Cares is proud to be one of the charity partners of the Betfred Super League Health and Wellbeing campaign which is addressing the physical and mental health issues faced by many people involved in the sport.

We will beparticipating at various events throughout the campaign as part of a wide-ranging and inclusive campaign to help men Tackle the Tough Stuff.

Taking place over a three-week period, the sport’s biggest-ever health and wellbeing campaign will culminate with a series of activities at the Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils fixture on Friday July 12.

Working in partnership with Rugby League Cares, men’s health charity Movember UK and the mental health charity State of Mind, the Super League campaign harnesses all the great opportunities that exist within Rugby League and its partner charities to aid both mental and physical wellbeing.

RL Cares is delighted to be showcasing all the work that is been done in the sport’s communities, including our award-winning men’s mental health project Offload; our recently-launched Back Onside project, which is currently running at seven Super League clubs; and our mobile health and wellbeing hub, the ManVan, which in 2018 helped more than 30,000 men tackle the tough stuffaround important issues such as mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

With the campaign now well under way, RL Cares has already helped to raise awareness of some of the key health issues facing men, including holding our very own ‘Back Onside Hull derby’, which saw the Back Onside participants at Hull KR and Hull FC take part in a game of Touch Rugby League at the Super League fixture.

The ManVan went on tour in the community last week when over 1,000 people visited our mobile health hub at the Warrington Armed Forces day held at Crosfields ARLFC.

As part of the campaign, the ManVan tour will continue at the Hull FC v London Broncos game on Thursday July 11 and will be a major fixture in the fan park at as part of the ‘Hull & Proud’ week celebrations, before continuing on to the Warrington v Salford game on the Friday evening.

With suicide still the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 – 84 men take their own lives every week – we have been working alongside State of Mind to help raise awareness about how to look after their own mental health and help men to tackle the tough stuff.

To learn more about the campaign and how you can tackle the tough stuff visit