State of Mind arrived at the town centre campus on Tuesday morning to deliver the State of Mind session to Health and Social Care students for the very first time.

43 students attended the session focusing on equality and diversity in health, how 75% of suicides in the UK are completed by men and how health services should attempt to attract men to services and health interventions in creative ways to improve mental fitness

Former players Jimmy Gittins and Will Stringer told their stories to the all female audience and received some great feedback including the following comments;

• Well delivered –helpful to hear individual stories. Thank you x
• Great information, very helpful
• Brilliant
• Very informative an eye opener
• It was boss how there were real stories from ex-players. Made it real and sink in
• Very interesting!!
• Gave some good information
• It was well delivered it gave me a lot of information about mental health fitness
• Good advice, great presentation and examples
• Very good advice, interesting to listen to
• Enjoyed session, liked hearing stories about other rugby players

Massive thanks to Kelly Griffiths (Tutor) for giving the State of Mind team the opportunity to talk to the next generation of health professionals.