Community Wellness Hub Launched by BBL

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The British Basketball League (BBL) has become the first national professional sports organisation in the UK to launch a wellbeing hub for its community. BBL Inspires is the first step in a series of initiatives planned by the BBL to improve welfare provision ahead of the 2021/2022 season which is being spearheaded by former Great Britain captain Kieron Achara.

This platform, developed for the BBL by the tech company, Frog Systems. It uses videos from people who share experiences from their lives, such as depression and racism to signpost organisations and resources that offer help.

BBL Community Wellness Hub, which is free to use online, has launched with the help of players including Tayo Ogedengbe, Drew Lasker, Darien Nelson-Henry and Mike Tuck, who have contributed their own videos to the platform.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the BBL Community Wellness Hub was created in response to the impact on people’s mental and physical wellbeing in communities.

Kieron Achara said: “The BBL family have always believed that our communities are the backbone of our league and I’m proud that we are working together to amplify the amazing local support services and resources available to ensure our communities are getting the help they need.”

BBL are sharing their experiences with clips from the players and officials from the club, sharing their experiences

Clips from players and officials from clubs in the BBL sharing their experiences, the platform highlights information and organisations where the basketball community can go to get help. Users can search for information about mental and physical wellness, diversity, equality and inclusion, and personal development and financial management. Users can also look for community programmes and volunteering opportunities with the sport within their area.

Sir Rodney Walker, Chairman of the BBL, said: “Our players and coaches do a huge amount of work in their local communities. We hope the BBL Community Wellness Hub will add another layer of support by linking our thousands of fans with advice and support around the challenges they face.”  

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