Offload is a Big Lottery funded project; being run by a number of partners, led by Salford Red Devils, Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings with Rugby League Cares. The project content has been devised by State of Mind and supported by Oddballs

Suicide is the biggest killer of males under 50 and a leading cause of death in young males Offload is a mental fitness programme that invites men to come and see how professional rugby league clubs manage and coach players in a range of ways to improve their mental fitness.

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It is claimed that men are hard to reach but we do not think this is the case as we think that men will come if the location is safe and the information is presented in ways that are practical in their lives

The programme consists of 10 fixtures where each fixture will have two halves (40 minutes).

First half has personal stories and evidence based tools to build mental fitness
Second half is interactive, club based activities

Basic mental fitness
Coping strategies
Stress management techniques
Using resilience to manage setbacks
Five ways to wellbeing
Work life balance
Anger management
Emotional resilience
Solution focused problem solving

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Prince Harry on the loss of his mother when aged 12

To access the fixtures in Salford, Warrington and Widnes please contact

Widnes – Contact Adam Daniels – Call: 0151 4952250 (option 4) / Email: or just drop into a session – Tuesday nights, 6.30-8.00pm @ Halton Stadium

Warrington – Contact James Howes – Call: 01925 248894 / Web:

Salford – Contact Joanne Shepherd – Call: 0161 7861591 / Text: 07538042666 / Web: or just drop into a session – Monday nights, 7.30-9.00pm @ AJ Bell Stadium