Sporting Wellness is proud to announce its partnership with the English Mixed Martial Arts Association (EMMAA) as their official mental health and well-being provider!
The EMMAA is the official governing body for Mixed Martial Arts in England. The collaboration comes as the result of the growing recognition for the overall well-being of MMA fighters, and the EMMAA’s commitment to providing comprehensive support to its members.
As part of the partnership, the EMMAA has become an official stakeholder of Sporting Wellness, giving all its members access to a suite of well-being services with no costs, no waiting lists, no minimum illness requirements and 100% confidentiality.
These services include:
24/7/365 support line and LiveChat
24/7/365 professional legal guidance
An Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme (CBT)
Wisdom AI – a platform for instant counselling advice
Proactive well-being tools and engaging features
The partnership between Sporting Wellness and the EMMAA represents a significant step forward in the recognition of the importance of positive mental health in MMA. It sends a clear message that well-being is a top priority for the EMMAA and that it is committed to providing its members with the support they need to thrive both inside and outside the cage.
In a statement, the CEO of Sporting Wellness, Callum Lea said: “We are thrilled to be working with the English MMA Association. Having positive mental health and emotional well-being can only be seen as performance enhancing for MMA fighters and it’s such an encouraging sign to the see the EMMAA treating the mental health of its members just as seriously as their physical health. Furthermore, in a first for Sporting Wellness, we will be opening up our support system to the EMMAA coaching staff and the EMMAA volunteer staffing team as well as it’s fighters, which is a fantastic step forward for us”.
EMMAA Vice President and Head of Performance, Paul Reed said “I am incredibly proud of the partnership formed between EMMAA and Sporting Wellness. EMMAA have funded and invested in support for up to 100 members to access mental health support without waiting lists or having to see a GP. Any EMMAA member can use this service – athletes, coaches or EMMAA volunteers and the service is completely confidential. For all we do and facilitate in our duty of care for our athletes and coaches, knowing we are giving our members peace of mind that there is somebody there that they can speak to, away from the gym and away from their personal life, is a huge step forward to help remove the stigma attached to mental health issues in combat sport”.