State of Mind had the honour and pleasure to be asked to present to the Army Rugby League team as they are in training for a mini tour of games across the country

The players had been training in the afternoon humidity of Chester and were preparing for a weekend of relaxation and planning ahead of the game against British Amateur Rugby League Association (BARLA).Army Rugby League

The lads enjoyed the session which highlights the importance of being able to recognise when things are not going well, being able to access support that is available via different routes and helping a mate or being helped by a mate if they are struggling. Former players Danny Sculthorpe and Jimmy Gittins delivered the session and Jimmy acquired a fully signed Army Rugby League playing shirt as you can see in the picture

The Health and Social Care Information Centre this week published data showing that more than 50 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were issued last year, the highest ever number and 7.5% up on the year before.

The UK report highlights that 1 in 6 people have been prescribed anti-depressant medication which gives an indication of the extent of the potential problem and that there is support available.

Analysis of prescribing statistics reveals a number of English towns and cities where approximately one adult in six is now prescribed anti-depressants in an average month included Salford.

State of Mind would like to thank Jamie Doig and all the Army crew for their time, attention and the great service they provide for all of us