3rd December 2020, 12:38 | rl_cares

Stay fit and mentally strong with Offload Online Live!

Stay fit and mentally strong with Offload Online Live!

Do you, or anyone you know, need help with staying mentally well during these strange, Covid times we’re all living in?

Then Offload might just be for you.

Offload is an award-winning mental health programme run by the independent charity Rugby League Cares. Although aimed predominantly at men and usually run in face-to-face sessions at six professional Rugby League clubs, Offload is now open to anyone via a series of weekly online presentations.

Offload Online Live! fixtures take place on Thursday evenings at 6.45pm and feature former players, who give tips and advice and share their own experiences to help people managing their mental wellbeing.

The fixtures last for 45 minutes to an hour and are completely anonymous – no-one has to sign in or is expected to contribute. What’s more they’re free!

This week’s fixture is on mindfulness and its benefits, and is led by former Leeds and Great Britain centre Keith Senior and mindfulness expert Russell Treasure, who has always been ranked as one of Offload’s top presenters over the last three years.

The presentations will take place on Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, you do not need access to a computer and can download the zoom app on your phone.

To join any of the Offload Online Live! fixtures at 6.45pm on Thursdays, simply click this link or, if using the app, use meeting ID: 833 7060 2598 (no password required).

The Offload programme is currently running at six clubs: Featherstone Rovers, Leeds Rhinos, St Helens, Salford Red Devils, Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings.

Fixtures take place every week over a 10-week programme at the clubs’ home stadiums: most clubs are now returning to face-to-face delivery. Participants – referred to as squad members – can contribute as much or as little as they feel comfortable with at the fixtures, which are light-hearted and upbeat.

For more information about Offload and how to take part please visit the Rugby League Cares website.