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Mental Health & Wellbeing

 Kelso Rugby Football Club aims to develop a holistic view towards wellbeing for its members by improving mental health awareness, community integration and inclusiveness, as the club rebuilds and we enter the recovery phase of the Covid pandemic.  To achieve this, we have entered into a partnership approach with Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and NHS Scotland Breathing space.

The Club recognises the important role it plays in supporting the wellbeing of all its members and would like to have an increased understanding and supportive attitude towards mental health.

Kelso RFC is more than a club; it makes a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our community and has a membership of over 300 which includes both playing and non-playing members with a diverse age range from young to old.  As a vibrant and respected club within Scottish Rugby, it is an integral part of our community which allows people to develop in a safe and positive environment, through rugby, physical activity and social inclusion.

Developing our Community engagement and multi-generational interaction is something we hope to build on, allowing positive discussions around mental health to filter out and challenging the stigma in the wider community.

Five individuals within the club have completed Mental Health Improvement and Suicide Prevention Training to help support fellow club members and the Kelso Community. Please feel free to contact any of the people below for a chat and to find out where you can get more support resources.

Scott Forbes
Dwain Patterson
Murray Hastie
Paula Paxton
Keith Green
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