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Ben Jeffreys to take leave of absence as Pooler CEO to receive treatment for depression

Friday 06th March 2020

Pontypool RFC is saddened to confirm that Ben Jeffreys is to take a temporary leave of absence as the club’s Chief Executive Officer to receive inpatient hospital treatment for depression.

Ben has been admitted to Priory Hospital Bristol and will give his full focus to addressing these mental health challenges in the coming weeks.

Everybody at Pontypool RFC stands behind Ben as he takes this positive step and we look forward to welcoming him back to Pontypool Park as soon as he feels he is ready to return to the club.

Please remember that #ItsOkayNotToBeOkay and if you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, these mental health helplines and support groups can offer expert advice:


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: ‪116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: ‪www.samaritans.org.uk


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: ‪0300 123 3393 (‪Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: ‪www.mind.org.uk

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: ‪03444 775 774 (‪Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Website: ‪www.anxietyuk.org.uk



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