Former Rugby League cup winner and England International Dan Sarginson will be sharing his personal battle with mental health to our T Level students on Thursday 16th November.
In February this year, Dan decided to retire at 29 after achieving 200+ Super league appearances, 2 grand final wins and 3 England caps. Despite these achievements, he could never quite achieve peace within his own mind and suffered as a result of this. Towards the end of his professional rugby career, he began to realise his passion for helping others significantly outweighed his passion for rugby league and so he decided to hang up his boots.
Speaking publicly in depth about his journey with mental health is where he now looks to pursue his passion in helping others. Discussing his life with deep honesty and vulnerability will help others gain a deeper understanding of themselves or others and even to potentially find strength to work through their own struggles.
“How we perceive others and the world around us is heavily influenced by how we feel internally. To become the best version of ourselves we need to process some of the internal fog and place more emphasis on our mental wellbeing. When we are feeling less anxious, stressed or drained from avoiding our emotions we start to feel more energised, motivated and we open ourselves to building deeper relationships with others around us.”
Dan will be coming in this Thursday at 9am to speak to T Level Civil Engineering students about mental health and building deeper relationships with others around them.