WHAT IS TACKLE YOUR FEELINGS?
Tackle Your Feelings is a mental health and well-being campaign, which supports individuals proactively looking after their mental well-being. With resources available covering happiness, optimism and resilience, join our community in taking control of your mental well-being.
TYF is an all-island campaign run by Rugby Players Ireland in partnership with Zurich. The campaign features some of Ireland’s Rugby Players leading from the front, breaking down stigma and encouraging people to become more proactive about looking after their mental well-being on a daily basis.
WHAT IS THE TACKLE YOUR FEELINGS APP?
The Tackle Your Feelings App is a mental wellbeing app, based on sport psychology and positive psychology principles, that aims to help people develop their self-awareness while trying out lots of different practical strategies to improve mental wellbeing. Users are guided through a ‘Training Camp’ programme to help them work on aspects of mental wellbeing like Confidence, Satisfaction, and Resilience. The app also features videos of over 25 of Ireland’s rugby players sharing tips on what works for them when they are mentally preparing for a performance or working on their own wellbeing. Users can also avail of the ‘Wellbeing Indicator’ to track their mental wellbeing and a ‘Need Help’ section to access more specialised support.
WHO IS THE TACKLE YOUR FEELINGS APP FOR?
The App is applicable to everyone and is aimed at both rugby fans and non-rugby fans alike. While adults and teenagers will all benefit from the content, we recommend that users are aged 14 years or older and that anyone under 16 uses the app with their Parent or Guardian’s consent.
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THE APP AND HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
The App is available on iTunes and on Google Play and is FREE to download.
WHAT WILL THE APP DO FOR ME?
The App will help you to proactively work on your mental wellbeing to experience more enjoyment and effectiveness in your daily life. Specifically, the app will guide you through a programme to help you reflect and improve your self-awareness, while introducing you to a whole host of practical strategies to boost your wellbeing and prompting you to set goals to ensure you experience maximum benefits.
WHY IS IT LINKED WITH IRISH RUGBY PLAYERS?
The Tackle Your Feelings campaign is run by Rugby Players Ireland in partnership with Zurich. Ireland’s rugby players took on this project in order to use their unique platform in society to break down the stigma around mental wellbeing and dispel the myth of ‘macho’ being equated with never acknowledging or addressing emotions.
WILL IT TAKE LONG TO COMPLETE?
The whole app would ideally take about 3 weeks to complete. The self-awareness exercises are quite short and we recommend you only complete one module per day. The completion of the whole programme just depends on the deadlines you set for completing your personally-tailored Goals.
WILL MY ANSWERS BE MADE PUBLIC?
No. Users’ privacy and confidentiality are of paramount importance in this App. You will not use your email to login. You can choose to create a Username or Log in as a Guest. Your information will be securely stored with the highest level of internet security and in such a way that no one person’s answers are linked to their user name or device identifier.
We will be collecting data for impact measurement purposes around how users engage with the app and the difference in wellbeing scores on start and completion of the app but all this data is completely ANONYMOUS and we cannot link a person’s answers with any identifying information about that person.
IS THE CONTENT BASED UPON SCIENCE?
Yes. All the techniques employed in the app are evidence-based and grounded in sport psychology and positive psychology theory and empirical research.
WILL THE APP TREAT OR DIAGNOSE A MENTAL ILLNESS?
Absolutely not. The App is intended as an informational resource to help you to proactively work on your mental wellbeing but it does not have the capacity to treat or diagnose mental illness. If you are concerned about your own or another person’s mental wellbeing seek professional advice without delay.
CAN I USE THE APP AS A LONG-TERM RESOURCE TO SUPPORT MY MENTAL WELLBEING?
No. The App is intended to help people become more proactive about taking care of their mental wellbeing. It aims to act as a bridge to engage people who may have never considered this topic as relevant before and to support people who are already proactive but may want a little extra help in this area. The intention is to inspire people to find out the strategies that work for them and then for people to apply these strategies in their day to day life. We also recommend that on completing the Training Camp, users reflect on which techniques worked particularly well for them and seek out other mental wellbeing apps and resources in this area for more long term maintenance of mental wellbeing.
The sections of the app that could be helpful on a longer-term basis are the Wellbeing Indicator, Locker, Resources and Need Help sections.