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Rugby players tackling mental health issues

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Rugby players tackling mental health issues

Hannah Tyrrell, a member of the Ireland women’s rugby team, talks about overcoming mental health problems and how she wants to help people facing similar problems.

Tyrrell, who experienced bulimia and self-harm as a young teenager, is involved with the Tackle Your Feelings campaign which aims to promote mental wellbeing and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

The campaign is being run by the Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association who held a panel discussion at Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

At the event, rugby stars like Hannah and Ireland winger Tommy Bowe told their own personal stories of the issues they had faced off the pitch.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37568269