Lancashire Cricket increases support to its players with new Online Safety Net
Lancashire Cricket has launched a new Online Safety Net which is now available to all the Club’s men’s, women’s, and Academy players.
The Safety Net is an easy-to-use online platform which provides players with support and useful resources on a number of topics including mental health, lifestyle, relationships and elite performance.
The system contains information relating to various issues that may be experienced in the life of a cricketer in a professional environment and also provides a direct line to the Professional Cricketers Association’s (PCA) confidential helpline.
Lee Richardson, Lancashire Cricket’s Psychologist said: “We are really pleased to launch this essential online resource which will play a key role in confidentially supporting our players throughout the Club.
“The Club is constantly looking at ways we can improve how we treat and react to various health issues which our players may encounter at one time or another.
“Particularly in the current world it is important that we are doing all we can to create a safe and confident environment for our players to be able to speak out and access valuable materials, and information, which help them during their time of need.”
Richardson, who was a professional footballer and manager earlier in his career before training as a psychologist, has worked for Lancashire Cricket for over a decade now and worked under Peter Moores, Ashley Giles and Glen Chapple in that time period.
The 52-year-old has provided similar platforms to Liverpool Football Club in his role with the club as well as for the Professional Footballer’s Association.