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

Mersey Care NHS funded State of Mind to deliver mental fitness sessions to both Merseyside and Cheshire police forces during April 2022 – March 2023

There were 19 mental fitness sessions delivered to 889 attendees

A further 151 police staff have been trained as mental health first aiders on 12 courses

The sessions were delivered by former rugby league professionals Jimmy Gittins, 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 both Merseyside and Cheshire police forces for supporting our project and the amazing work being completed on a daily basis to keep us all safe and supporting the mental health of local populations