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Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Ulster Rugby is committed to supporting the welfare of everyone involved in the game and promoting positive health & wellbeing as an emerging priority moving forward with future developments.

The development of the “Rugby at the Heart of the Community” health & wellbeing strategy provides Ulster Rugby with an opportunity to add value to clubs and schools and to deliver on core business objectives of the organisation.

The strategy seeks to ensure that Ulster Rugby continues to promote a positive social experience whereby people feel connected and fulfilled by a lifelong involvement in Rugby Union.

The vision for this strategy is as follows:
Ulster Rugby supporting Healthier Clubs & Healthier Communities
“Meeting the needs of the Person, the Player, the Club & the Community”

Rugby at the Heart of the Community

Ulster Rugby, in line with our Health & Wellbeing Strategy, are fully committed to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing across the province. We are therefore delighted to be able to actively promote and support the ‘Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing’ campaign at all upcoming home matches this season.

It is often the little things that can make the difference and building these 5 simple steps into your daily lifestyle can have a positive, meaningful and lasting impact…

Connect with people around you; at Home, work, school or in your local Community.

Think of these relationships as the cornerstones of your life and spend time developing them.

Building these relationships will support and enrich you every day.

Go for a run, cycle, play a game or dance.

Exercise makes you feel good.

Discover a physical activity that you enjoy, one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Stop, pause and take a moment to look around you.

What can you see, feel, smell or even taste.

Look for beautiful, new, unusual or extraordinary things in your everyday life and think about how that makes you feel.

Don’t be scared to try something new or rediscover an old hobby.

Every day presents an opportunity to learn something new.

Set a challenge you will enjoy – learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun to do.

Do something nice for a friend or stranger.

Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Consider joining a community group.

Seeing yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and will create connections with the people around you.