Essex Cricket & moneycorp Supporting International Men’s Day


Essex Cricket and moneycorp are supporting International Men’s Day, which is celebrated all around the world on 19 November every year.

The three core themes for International Men’s Day in the UK are:

• Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys.
• Raising awareness and/or funds for charities supporting men and boys’ wellbeing.
• Promoting a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity.

With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the world hard, it has never been more important to consider someone’s mental health, as well as their physical health and wellbeing.

In partnership with moneycorp, Essex Cricket’s Club Psychologist William Winstone spoke to Sam Cook, Jamie Porter and Tom Westley to discuss several issues that could be affecting their mental health.

The group discussed what they did to keep active and keep morale high during the first wave of the pandemic, the ups and downs of being a professional athlete and how that affects everyday life, and who their role models are and why.

Lee McDarby, Managing Director of U.K. International Payments at moneycorp, said:

“It is crucial to check in on our mental health at the best of times and given the year many of us may have experienced in 2020, now more than ever, it is important to take a step back to make sure that we within ourselves and those around us are ok. It is also ok to not be ok and if that is the case then reach out to a friend or a loved one to talk about it. Understanding our mental health is a journey to be taken one step at a time.

“It is a privilege to have worked with our great partners at Essex Cricket to produce this short and insightful video. Some of the players at the Club spent some time with the Club’s in-house psychologist to candidly discuss how they deal with the pressure of performing at the highest level of men’s competitive sport in a world that feels far from normal right now. Please take a moment to watch the video and speak up if you need a helping hand, as our mental health and our physical health go hand in hand when it comes to our overall well-being.”

For more information on International Men’s Day and what you can do to show your support, please click here.

William Winstone is the Club Psychologist at Essex Cricket and is the co-founder of Mezzana Partners. Mezzana Partners are world-renowned team development specialists and high-performance experts with a heritage of delivering Olympic success since 1992, and are trusted by leading businesses to transform their leaders and teams.

About moneycorp:

Established in 1979, the moneycorp group serves the growing foreign exchange and payments needs of global businesses, importers and exporters, online sellers and personal clients. Headquartered in London, with a worldwide presence, moneycorp pride themselves on providing exceptional customer service. A global company with local expertise.

• moneycorp is a trading name of TTT moneycorp Limited – one of the UK’s fastest exchange providers.
• moneycorp provides an international payments service to individuals and a wide range of businesses, offering quick and comprehensive solutions to foreign exchange challenges.
• moneycorp traded £36.9bn worth of currencies, handling millions of transactions in 2019.
• moneycorp offers telephone, mobile and online payments on a multi-currency platform, helping thousands of customers exchange across 120 currencies in the last year.
• moneycorp began dealing in foreign exchange in 1979. The business was acquired by Bridgepoint Advisors Ltd in 2014. In 2016, moneycorp acquired a Gibraltar banking license, leading to the establishment of moneycorp Bank.
• moneycorp is a trading name of TTT Moneycorp Limited which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Service Regulations 2017 (reference number 308919) for the provision of payment services.