State of Mind co-founder Phil cooper was shortlisted for a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Positive Practice Awards in Sheffield last Thursday and won the award

Phil and Simon Barber Lifetime Achievement Award

Phil was up against Professor Anthony Bateman a Consultant Psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who has dedicated his life working with people with a personality disorder and is internationally recognised for his research and practice interventions. John Byrne was also shortlisted and has spent 18 years working in mental health and has completed fantastic work for Mind in Brent. Phil Can be seen with Simon Barber (the Chief Executive of 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) after receiving the award

Phil works as a Clinical Lead in Adult Mental Health providing a link between frontline nursing staff and senior management and balances the clinical lead role with working as a nurse consultant working with people with mental health and drug and alcohol misuse issues.

Phil Co-founded State of Mind with Ernie Benbow, Malcolm Rae, Carol Ede and Brian Carney and created the State of Mind ‘Feel Good, Play better, Live Well’ education programme endorsed by the Rugby Football League. He has travelled tirelessly around the country, often in his own free time, to personally deliver or oversee the presentations to over 2100 professional, semi-professional and community club players.

You can see Army Rugby League Team wearing the State of Mind tee-shirts before a recent Rugby League World Cup game with Andy Gregory former international scrum half on the far left

Army Vets RL Halifax

State of Mind are grateful for all Phil’s work and would like to congratulate him on the outstanding success of winning a Lifetime Achievement Award