State of Mind were honoured to deliver the first mental fitness session to the St. Helens Rugby league referee society as part of the Peoples Postcode Lottery Funded support project recently
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The multi award winning mental fitness session was delivered by Ian Smith former professional rugby league referee alongside Dr. Phil Cooper MBE one of the trustees and co-founders of State of Mind Sport.

The session forms part of a unique project to support referees with equipment and mental health support and to pilot a project for community referees to wear body cameras to aid training for future referees.

One of the participants said “I am feeling confident that something is getting put in place to support referees and being able to speak to somebody if I need to. The bodycam idea would be a really good coaching aid.”

State of Mind would like to thank all the referees who attended and Phil / Innes for setting up the session, we will see you again soon

Referees are vital to sport and we will be trialing a virtual reality experience early in 2022 for fans, players and coaches to #BeTheRef