State of Mind supported by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have delivered mental fitness sessions and a Mental Health First Aid course during 2022/2023

Mersey Care NHS funded State of Mind to deliver mental fitness sessions to local colleges across Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington during April 2022 – March 2023

There were 21 mental fitness sessions delivered to 1627 students

A further 12 college staff have been trained as mental health first aiders to support students in future

The sessions were delivered by former rugby league professionals Jimmy Gittins, Ian Knott, George Riley, Joanne Philips, Danny Sculthorpe, Ian Smith and Phil Veivers. Special thanks to Mersey Care’s Divisional Director Lee McMenamy and Consultant Nurse Dr. Phil Cooper MBE for facilitating the initial project taking place

State of Mind would like to thank Mersey Care NHS and all the colleges involved for supporting our project and the amazing work they do every day