1-hour presentation:

Briefly discuss my career so far and recovery of mental health, includes-

  • My childhood (being brought up by grandparents) coming from deprived areas and becoming a professional athlete
  • Challenges of Rugby and what it took to become successful
  • Been released from Leeds Rhinos at 14 then debuting for Leeds Rhinos 4 years later
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Death of my mother and coping strategies
  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Ban from Rugby League
  • Overcoming setbacks
  • Resilience
  • Seeking help
  • Question time

1-hour sessions:

In depth seminars on singular topics, choice from-

  • Mental Health
  • Alcohol & Drug Use
  • Determination & Perseverance
  • Grief and coping strategies
  • Motivational Talk

Your honesty and bravery in sharing your personal experiences really connected with the squad & you should be extremely proud, because everyman will have taken away at least 1 tactic from you to help them cope when times are tough

James Howes 2019