Watch: Pat Lam Joins The Tackle Your Feelings Campaign In Inspirational Video
Connacht coach Pat Lam has today announced his support for Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings mental wellbeing campaign.
The campaign has previously seen provincial and international rugby stars including Leinster front-row, Jack McGrath; Irish international, Hannah Tyrrell and former Irish international flanker, Shane Jennings come forward to tell their own personal stories of the challenges they have faced away from the game.
In supporting the campaign Lam, who is Connacht’s most successful coach having joined the province in 2013, emphasised the importance of community and team in providing a support structure to people and creating an generic valium pills online.
In a video released to coincide with the announcement of his support for Tackle Your Feelings, Lam emphasises the importance of continuously connecting with other people and how fundamental this is to a person’s well-being. He also stresses the positive impact this has on the performance of people in the workplace.
Speaking at the launch of his video, Lam said:
“I try to ensure that all of my teams have all the tools required to survive and thrive both on the field of play and off it. This way they are prepared for both the good days, and the bad. Often, it is family that equips you with these tools and the best families are created by the best environments. I believe that this is inherent in the Irish culture. I have tried to bring that to the fore in the work that I have done during my time here. I have seen young people enter the game as rugby players, but they leave it as better people, strengthened by those they are surrounded by.”
Tackle Your Feelings is a nationwide campaign launched in March 2016 which seeks to emphasise the importance of preventative measures in maintaining good mental wellbeing. By asking people to be honest with themselves about how they are feeling and to take appropriate action, the initiative aims to encourage people to resolve emotional challenges before they escalate into a crisis.
The campaign website, www.tackleyourfeelings.com, hosts a number of practical resources to help people develop their emotional self-awareness and proactively work on their mental and emotional wellbeing.