Sky Sports activities has revealed a brand new documentary with reference to psychological well being, Large Boys Don’t Cry, that includes England rugby star Joe Marler.
Large Boys Don’t Cry will debut on Sky Sports activities Area at 4pm on 12 Might, throughout Psychological Well being Consciousness Week. The hour-long programme will characteristic Marler travelling the UK to open up dialog round psychological well being challenges and to find out about how folks handle with their psychological wellbeing, which is able to embrace freshwater swimming and singing in a choir alongside the best way.
After the unique broadcast, Large Boys Don’t Cry can be obtainable on numerous Sky Sports activities channels and thru NOW.
Marler’s position comes after the England and Harlequins participant spoke of his psychological well being struggles within the sport, and he stated: “I needed to satisfy individuals who, like me, had gone down their very own psychological well being ‘rabbit holes’. I needed to listen to about how they discovered their very own methods of getting out of them and acquire a greater understanding of how psychological well being points have an effect on us all.
“I hope that speaking about my very own psychological well being will get others speaking about theirs and assist to normalise it, particularly in an alpha male-dominated sport like rugby. We’re required to dominate and intimidate opposing gamers after we cross the white line on the pitch, we should present no weak point or vulnerability as a way to win. But it surely doesn’t should be like that off the pitch. I wish to assist unfold the message that many others have accomplished already that it’s okay to not be okay. And assist folks discover the appropriate instruments to manage.”
Govt director, content material, at Sky Sports activities, Steve Smith, added: “At Sky Sports activities we’re at all times striving to inform fascinating and highly effective tales that our viewers finds intriguing and might relate to. Joe Marler is without doubt one of the most recognisable rugby stars within the sport and it’s improbable that we’re capable of inform such a private storyof his to our viewers.”