WRC is committed to supporting and developing rowers to meet their full potential. Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness. 1 in 5 kiwis experience some form of stress, anxiety, or depression. The rowing community is no different.

No matter what role we play within rowing, knowing how to support and check in on the people around us is a crucial skill. Whether you’re a rower, a coach a parent or a friend we all go through challenges and tough times in life. Knowing how you can support others best, while also looking after yourself is important.

This page was created to help rowers, coaches, and families in the WRC community to support their own wellbeing and that of others. We are starting small with some key links and information that may be helpful for you or someone else.

You may well have seen these actions before or be actively practicing them. The good thing about them is that you can introduce any of these actions into your life at any time, and you will begin to feel the benefits. To get some ideas on how you can do each of these five things visit Mental Health Foundation. Start small, work at it – you will see the difference over time!

World Rowing Videos

In these videos New Zealand rowers Eve McFarlane and Zoe McBride talk about their journeys with mental health and start an open conversation about it.  Five short videos that are well worth the watch.