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Jimmy Gittins

JImmy Gittins and The Steve Prescott Challenge

Jimmy Gittins (Middle showing his best side), former player and State of Mind presenter will shortly be joining Steve Prescott and Paul Sculthorpe amongst many others on the  Steve Prescott Foundation challenge swimming across the Humber in Hull then cycling across the pennines to Runcorn to swim across the Mersey and then kayak up the Manchester Ship canal to Old Trafford to present the match ball at the Grand Final.

Jimmy will be sporting the State of Mind logo during the challenge so all at State of Mind wish Jimmy the very best of luck! See you in Manchester


Cambridge University RL Sport SOM LOGO

Cambridge University RL Sport State Of Mind LOGO

Cambridge University Rugby League have been sporting the logo during their last student rugby league campaign

All at State of Mind wish Cambridge all the very best for the start of the new season

Angela Powers

State of Mind film up for award

Angela Powers (Sky Sports) has today been shortlisted for a Mind Media award

The shortlisting relates to the film she put together that was first aired during last year’s live game between Warrington and Hull in round 27 for State of Mind.

The film included contributions from Adrian Volwles, Kris Radlinski and Dale Laughton dioscussing their own State of Mind at different times during their careers and at the end of their careers.

Angela is up against Piers Morgan life Stories. Gok Wan’s teenage stories, and two radio broadcasts on BBC Radio

State of Mind wishes Angela all the very best for the awards night in London where Stephen Fry will be presenting the awards on November 19th

Please click on the link below for further details of the Mind Media awards


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 »

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