October 10th marks World Mental Health Day and the PSA Foundation have launched a new player-led health and wellness programme which brings together players to tackle the wellbeing challenges on Tour.
This initiative is designed to provide an ongoing process of safeguarding the health and wellbeing of players on Tour and will be led by the players for the players.
The programme will be formed of 11 players who will be ambassadors from different tiers of the PSA Tour. Throughout this campaign they will be sharing their stories around the challenges they have faced on Tour around their health and wellbeing and covering a wide range of topics.
Why has the Health and Wellness Programme been launched?
- To normalise conversation around health and wellness
-To mutually share health and wellness resources
- Create a climate of support
- Building a community of mutual support
- To send a clear message that squash cares about its players
With this new initiative the aim is to normalise talking about the physical and mental health challenges that many players face on Tour. This will be through. sharing knowledge, experiences and signposting to support networks, we collectively look to provide a support system.
While the health and wellness programme will be player led, the PSA Foundation will feature in the group to ensure the calls for support and intervention are answered.
For both the PSA as the Players Association and the PSA Foundation as the charitable arm, it is a priority to collectively look out for the wellbeing of all players on Tour.
The 11 players who make up the ambassadors for the health and wellness group