Shez battling mental health issues

Brendan Sheridan, our assistant coach, has reaffirmed what he told the Roughyeds website a fortnight ago — that his successful battle to beat Covid-19, during which he was in a coma for two weeks, has affected his mental health.

It was revealed in the Daily Mirror during Mental Health Awareness Week that he has been referred to the Sporting Chance clinic which deals with post-traumatic stress disorders.

It was founded by Tony Adams MBE to take care of the mental health of professional sportspeople.

Shez, who says he owes his life to the wonderful NHS staff at Pinderfield Hospital in Wakefield, told reporter Gareth Walker: “I had a Zoom Call with Sporting Chance after being referred by Rugby League Cares and that has opened me up a bit.”

Speaking bravely, and from the heart, Shez has also done an in-depth interview with Gareth which is due to appear in Monday’s League Express.

Club Cash Lottery

In challenging times for businesses we are again stressing our urgent need for more financial support via the Club Cash lottery from both existing and new members.

With door-to-door collections temporarily abandoned, some have paid up front to cover a few weeks; moved to direct debit; or completed a bank transfer but the overall result has seen a drop in lottery income of nearly 50 per cent.

This trend is hitting all clubs and organisations and we have had to temporarily modify the weekly prize structure in line with the number of people taking part.

We still have a weekly first prize of £1,000 and other prizes of £100, £50 and £25 plus some £10 consolation prizes and we urgently and seriously need people to help us on this.

One way is to download a direct debit form here and follow the instructions.

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