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Hockey Wales’ Commitment to Mental Health with Partners Platfform

Mental health is a topic on many of our agendas and, at Hockey Wales, we want to ensure we are in a position to best support the Hockey Family as well as our staff members.

Our partnership with Platfform will allow us the opportunity to receive expertise training for staff and young people and gain access to resources and guidance that we can share with our Hockey Family for support.

Platfform work with people experiencing challenges with their mental health, and with communities who want to create a greater sense of connection, ownership and wellbeing in the places they live.

They are driven by the belief that a strengths-based approach is the foundation to sustainable wellbeing for everyone. They don’t believe that people or communities are “broken” or in need of fixing.

As an organisation we were attracted to Platfform’s philosophy and way of working and were immediately keen to explore the opportunities for working together.

Head of Development, Hannah Bevan has initiated the partnership and talks about the importance of this collaboration,

“Working with Platfform will provide us with the support we have been seeking and we’re excited to see what the collaboration brings. Staff welfare is important to us as well as being able to appropriately support our Hockey Family when needed, and through this collaboration we want to show to our members our commitment to mental health.

“This partnership will allow us to signpost accordingly to guidance and resources that may be required for members, whether they are a player, umpire, coach, official or volunteer. Mental health is important across the board.

“Up until now we have not had the expertise to provide this support internally and now by working with Platfform we will feel confident in our offer and very much look forward to seeing how the partnership will develop overtime.”

Chief Executive of Platfform, Ewan Hilton, explained the focus and benefits of the collaboration,

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Hockey Wales and providing mental health support to their staff and members. It’s so encouraging to see this organisation making mental health a priority for their staff and wider communities, especially after the challenging times we have all faced over the last year.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing the positive impacts of this collaboration and hope that more organisations follow Hockey Wales’s lead and efforts; mental health and wellbeing support is needed now more than ever.”

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