The RFL have begun a two-day mental health first aid course currently being delivered in Huddersfield this week and next

The course focuses on a range of potential mental health issues to allow coaches and other ley individuals to be able to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and to respond to situations with mental health issues just as someone would with a physical injury using a first aid approachMHFA Huddersfield

The course is being delivered by Martin Coyd who has been in the headlines recently for being given a MBE (check) in the New Years Honours list and has been a fantastic servant to Army Rugby League and is active in the Medway Dragons Rugby League club in Kent.

A number of former players and community club coaches were in attendance at the John Smith’s stadium

State of Mind would like to commend the RFL (Emma Rosewarne pictured left) for supporting this initiative in the first courses delivered and now continuing to improve the recognition and response to mental health issues as they arise as the RFL are keen to protect player’s physical and mental welfare at all levels of the game