Qualco UK invites the industry to join its World Mental Health Day activities

10 September 2019 | Newsdesk
The Stoop

Qualco UK is to host an event on World Mental Health Day at The Stoop – home of Premiership rugby team, Harlequins – on Thursday 10th October, and the industry is invited to submit staff teams to take part.

The event offers businesses a platform to express the importance of mental wellbeing amongst their workforce, and support their own efforts on World Mental Health Day. Participants will have the opportunity to play in a tournament of mini-tag rugby on the pitch, enjoy a unique Mental Resilience session led by an esteemed ex-Royal Marines Officer and meet members of the Harlequins squad.

The Qualco Mental Health Awareness Day at Harlequins will host industry clients, partners and guests; organisations are invited to submit teams of up to five to participate in a World Series mini-tag tournament following a warm-up session led by members of the Harlequins Women team.

Harlequins Business Academy Director, Roderic Yapp, will kick off the day by delivering a talk on Resilience. A former Royal Marines Officer, he has led Marines on Operations in Afghanistan, Libya and off the coast of Somalia. He will use stories from his time on the front-line and working with the Harlequins first-team to illustrate the concepts before offering some practical take-aways that people can implement when they return to their organisations.

The event also offers a special screening of Harlequins ‘Be a Man with More Words’ video; a partnership supporting The Movember Foundation featuring star players in an emotive video encouraging men to open up about their mental health.

Qualco UK’s managing director, Christian Jacob commented, “We are delighted to offer our industry friends the opportunity to play on the Harlequins pitch whilst supporting a very worthwhile cause in World Mental Health Day. We work in an industry that touches the most vulnerable in society, which can be distressing for the teams assisting those customers. We want to give them an opportunity to bolster mental, emotional and physical resilience in a relaxed and entertaining environment. We hope as many of you can join us.”

If you are interested in submitting a team, please get in touch with marketing@qualco.co.uk.