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Pacific rugby players open up about mental health struggles


Pacific Rugby Players Welfare have released the third episode in their ‘Oceans Apart’ series, this time with a lens on mental health.

Mental Health – Oceans Apart Series #3 features former All Black Ben Atiga, former Fiji 7s Coach Benjamin Ryan, former Fiji Rugby Captain Netani Talei and former Fiji Rugby Hooker Sunia Koto, with introduction by former Samoa International Dan Leo.

“Mental Health, is particularly important in today’s landscape, and given all of us have experienced isolation in some form or another through this lockdown, it’s something we can all relate to.

“In this episode, we seek to lift the stigma associated with Mental Health in Pacific communities but most importantly, we must act upon it. As former Fijian captain Sunia Koto says- a few minutes of your time used to check-in on someone might make all the difference.”

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