For more useful information and links to other sources of support please see the links below. If you don't find the information you need from this list please contact us and the IPF team will be happy to help or provide more information.

To report an injury please see the Injury Reporting Page on the RFU website.

Alternatively, you can download the Injury Reporting Form.

The Murrayfield Injured Players’ Foundation provides assistance to injured Scottish rugby players in Scotland and is financially and administratively independent. Since its inception, it has assisted a number of players with short or longer-term injuries.

The Irish Rugby Charity was formed in 1978 to assist severely injured Irish rugby players in Ireland in their everyday lives, and help to restore their confidence and independence.

The Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust supports any Welsh rugby players and their families who have been severely injured whilst playing rugby football in Wales.

The New Zealand Rugby Foundation the Foundation’s focus is exclusively on the game’s catastrophically injured players in New Zealand, those we term our Very Injured Players (VIPs).

 Restart Rugby provides financial and practical support to professional players and their families during difficult times, including help with the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation equipment, counselling, education and career transition.

Please see the apply for support page

For more information on disability benefits please see the UK Government Website and the Office for Disability Issues help and advice.

To report an injury please see the Injury reporting website

Alternatively, you can download the Injury Reporting Form

SIA (Spinal Injuries Association) is a national charity dedicated to helping the 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK rebuild their lives.

SIA Helpline - SIA’s Telephone Counselling service gives you the chance to talk in complete confidence, free of charge, to a suitably qualified professional with experience of supporting spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends.

For more information please contact our Injured Player Welfare Officer  on 0208 8317 685 or alternatively our Team Administrator on: 0800 783 1518

SIA (Spinal Injuries Association) is a national charity dedicated to helping the 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK rebuild their lives.

SIA Helpline SIA’s Telephone Counselling service gives you the chance to talk in complete confidence, free of charge, to a suitably qualified professional with experience of supporting spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends.

Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck.

Aspire provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, supporting them from injury to independence.

Apparelyzed is a free spinal cord injury peer support website run by people with spinal cord injuries. The website and discussion forum is here to help with everyday issues experienced by those living with paralysis resulting in tetraplegia (quadriplegia), paraplegia and cauda equina syndrome.

Spinal Injury Network is one of the most comprehensive spinal cord injury website resources around. Everything you need to know about spinal cord injuries and paralysis all in one easy to access site.

Fit to Work is designed to support people in work with health conditions and help with sickness absence. Being in work is an important contributor to good health.

Bladder and Bowel Community is the UK wide organisation for people with bladder and bowel control problems. B&BC provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline, for anyone affected by these conditions as well as their families, carers and healthcare professionals.

It can be very difficult for clubs, family and friends of injured players to come to terms with what has happened. There is lots of support out there for you.

Carers Trust believe in a world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives.

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Your GP will be able to point you in the right direction for support groups in your area.

Your Local Authority will be able to advise you on any concerns you have as well as benefits and safeguarding issues.

Counselling Directory - For Help finding a local counsellor or psychotherapist near you.

SIA (Spinal Injuries Association) is a national charity dedicated to helping the 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK rebuild their lives.

SIA Helpline - SIA’s Telephone Counselling service gives you the chance to talk in complete confidence, free of charge, to a suitably qualified professional with experience of supporting spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends.

State of Mind - are passionate about Rugby Union and the Rugby Union community. "We want you to be happy and enjoy your life". 

If you would like to get in touch with us directly, please contact our Team Administrator on: 0800 783 1518.

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.

Counselling Directory allows you to find a local counsellor or psychotherapist in your area.

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is a national charity dedicated to helping the 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK rebuild their lives.

SIA Helpline - SIA’s Telephone Counselling service gives you the chance to talk in complete confidence, free of charge, to a suitably qualified professional with experience of supporting spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends.

The Brain Injury Association (Headway) Helpline is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.

State of Mind - are passionate about Rugby Union and the Rugby Union community. "We want you to be happy and enjoy your life".

GP Find your local GP

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby leads, promotes, grows and supports wheelchair rugby for the enjoyment for all in England, Scotland and Wales, inspiring and achieving excellence in everything they do.

Jubilee Sailing Trust is an international, United Nations accredited disability charity, promoting integration through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing.

Bendrigg Trust is a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled people of any age or ability.

Princes Trust is a youth charity that helps young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

Royal National Institute for the Blind is there for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you're losing your sight or you're blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.

Action On Hearing is the Royal national charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose.

 

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