Sport in the UK

Part of Social Security – in the House of Commons at 8:17 pm on 4th February 2019.

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Photo of Tonia Antoniazzi Tonia Antoniazzi Labour, Gower 8:17 pm, 4th February 2019

On mental health, a survey by the Rugby Players Association in England reveals that 62% of players suffer mental health issues after retirement and 52% feel their life is out of control after two years. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, UK-wide, the Government need to take a better, more holistic approach to helping people not just in rugby but in professional sport to be able to cope when they come out of sport by injury or by the end of their sporting life?