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Cougars Player Session

Keighley Cougars Players Session


The State of Mind player session visited Cougar Park on 28/08/12 and presented to the Championship club. Thanks to Jason Demetriou for the warm welcome.

This was the fifteenth club in the lower leagues to access the training since round 27 of Super League in 2011.

State of Mind are committed to supporting rugby league communities across the country.

The next steps are to deliver sessions to amateur clubs and news of the next steps will be ann0unced soon. Thanks for all the continued support from all rugby leagues supporters everywhere

UK Suicide Strategy Launched

UK Suicide Strategy Launched

Middle-aged men are now the group at highest risk of taking their own lives in England, statistics reveal. Key reasons could be job or money worries due to the recession, says a new government strategy to reduce the number of suicides. Suicide rates among young men – previously the most at-risk group – have  fallen. There was a total of 4,215 suicides recorded in 2010.

Charities said better support was key to cutting rates further. It is 10 years since the government published its last strategy to tackle suicide rates. Overall the rate of suicides has fallen – but there has been a slight increase in recent years.

The strategy says the current economic problems are likely to have a bearing on rates. particularly in middle-aged men.

“Previously, periods of high unemployment or severe economic problems have had an adverse effect on the mental health of the population and have been associated with higher rates of suicide,” it stated. “Evidence is emerging of an impact of the current recession on suicides in affected countries.”

State of Mind aims to build mental fitness and resilience and to encourage people to help a mate if they need support

Please click on the link belwo to view the strategy



Presentation to All Parliamentary Group

Ernie Benbow (Programme Manager of State of Mind) and Greg Burgess (North Lanarkshire’s Choose Life Co-ordinator) were invited by Madeline Moon MP for Bridgend, to make presentations to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self Harm Prevention at the House of Commons on Tuesday 13 March 2012. Read more »

State of Mind Round 27 Evaluation – Featured


State of Mind Round 27 Evaluation

With the new year now upon us, we at State of Mind have taken time to reflect on our achievements during 2011. Here’s our story so far….. Read more »

Bullmania to Return

Bradford Bulls new owner Omar Khan has stated that he hopes to bring back Bullmania to rejuvenate Odsal into an atmospheric stadium experience once more Read more »

State of Mind visits Parliament

Recently welcomed to the Palace of Westminster, State of Mind received high praise and support for its innovative work surrounding mental health in Rugby League. Read more »

State of Mind T-Shirts & Merchandise

Harlequins Warm Up - State of Mind Round 2011

Want a piece of State of Mind?! Following successful media coverage significant interest has been received from the Rugby League community for State of Mind merchandise. Read more »


Free introductory course for Rugby League coaches! – Featured


Free introductory course for Rugby League coaches!

Mental Health Awareness in Rugby League – An introductory course for coaches

Free professional development! The course has been specifically designed for people working in rugby league, and coaches in particular. It is two hours long and free to attend. Attendees don’t need any previous knowledge of mental health. Read more »

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