• State of Mind working to improve mental health

    I met with Simon Barbour and Phil Cooper from charity State of Mind to discuss their excellent work improving the mental health and wellbeing of rugby league players, supporters and their communities.

    Simon, who is the Chief Executive of the North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Trust, and Phil, a co-founder of the charity, do excellent work across St Helens in raising the profile of mental health Issues.

    NHS figures show that one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some point in our lives, so education and awareness is key.

    State of Mind is a fantastic programme and a testament to the positive effect Rugby League has on our communities across St Helens – you can find out more about their work here http://rugbyleague.stateofmindsport.org/areas/st-helens/