02 April 2020 / Club News

Penallta RFC Welfare Group

There are times in everyone’s life when Stress, Anxiety and Depression can have a negative effect on a person’s Physical and Mental wellbeing. Any person can be affected from Young Children to the more elderly of our society, the causes being wide ranging and personal.


Very often people feel distant and alone and are often reluctant to share their feelings or seek help from others. They suffer in Silence and get stuck in an ever downward spiral that if not addressed can lead to more serious issues.


Events like the current Covid 19 issue, with its self-isolation, and social distancing can often heighten these feelings and can profoundly affect every ones Mental Health.


At Penallta RFC we are keen to assure all of our Rugby Family that you are not alone, no matter what you feel, what your problems maybe, there are people here who can and will help you. Whether you are a Player, Coach, Support Staff, Committee Member, Employee, Social Member or Supporter, Young or Old, together we are strong, and together we can help.


The following have volunteered to be part of the Penallta RFC Welfare Group and act as a Point of Contact for any person who may need help or assistance at this difficult time, and in the future, and can be contacted as follows,


Mike Thomas (Club Integrity Officer) – 07984 304847


Mathew Angel (Team Manager) – 07976 315803


Robert Jones (Committee / Fixture Sec) – 07515 526073


Bryan Harris (Youth Team Manager) – 07834 518448


Daniel Britton (Players Rep) – 07539 076483


Dai Roberts (Mini & Junior Chairman / Coach) – 07581 226082


Jan Toms (Club Safeguarding Officer) – 07852 918945


Nicola Clements (Club Safeguarding Officer) – 07957 571890


Any contact will be treated with Confidentiality and Integrity, we are here to listen and help if we can and will advise and signpost to further professional Advice and Help if requested or required. If you cannot talk to us, talk to somebody, a Parent, Friend, Team-mate, Coach, it does not matter WHO, it just matters that you DO.


Below is a small sample of some of the Services available to you,


  • MIND Cymru (Caerphilly Borough Mind) – 01443 816945 (Adults 18 +)


  • YoungMinds@youngmindsuk.


  • Youngminds Parents Helpline – 0808 802 5544.


  • Samaritans Cymru – 0330 094 5717 (24hr Hotline Tel – 116 123).


  • NHS Direct Wales – 0845 46 47.


Remember you are not alone, a problem shared is a problem halved, its OK not to be OK, and it certainly takes Balls to Talk. Together we are stronger, together we can overcome.


In the mean-time Stay Safe, Stay Strong.



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