6TH – 12TH FEBRUARY 2023

This years theme is LETS CONNECT, and is about making meaningful connections.

People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing, and that is what we at Annan Rugby are striving for, to work together, be part of a team, look out for each other, so having healthy connections to family, friends can support our mental health and wellbeing.

Also as we recover from a really disruptive few years where many young people were isolated and lonely, LET’S CONNECT is a really important message to remember.

In a recent survey there has been a sharp increase in the number of children experiencing mental health problems. In the last 2 years, around 1 in 6 children and young people now have a diagnosable mental health problem, which is up from 1 in 9 children back in 2017.

That’s why weeks like Children’s Mental Health Week are helpful to shine a spotlight on these issues.

Everyone can get involved and spread the word and raise awareness of the most important cause, but more importantly stay focused on these issues. Not just for this week but for all time.

I know it can be hard to talk about mental health problems, maybe you are worried people wont understand, or take you seriously, or maybe that people will treat you differently as a result.

Please know it’s completely normal to have these concerns, but overcoming these worries and speaking to someone does have a positive impact.

If you are worried about mental health, and finding hard to talk to someone, maybe you are feeling down or lonely or upset about anything, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with myself at anytime.

My Mobile: 07808660753 / My Email:

Please also be assured that anything discussed we be entirely confidential.

Also if you are after any information about help and support that is out there, and there is a huge amount, that information is on our website at or Mental Health and Wellbeing page, with support from our partners at LooseHeadz 

Or get in touch with myself and I can put you in the right direction.

Take care

Laura MacKay

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