State of Mind took part in the University of Cork’s first State of Mind session with a selected audience of sporting and health students on Thursday this week

State of Mind were invited by Dr. Martin Lawlor and Paul Moriarty (UCC) who are keen to use State of Mind in Ireland for University students Cork 3

The session began with a presentation from Danny Sculthopre and Jimmy Gittins about the pressure of playing full-time and part-time rugby alongside Davey Corkery (former Ireland and Munster RU) about his views of the pressures of playing elite sport

Declan Kidney (former Ireland RU Coach) opened up the session and was there to support the initiative and there were over 50 in the audience (double the amount expected) to see the State of Mind education session that has been delivered to over 3700 people since the launch in 2011Cork 7

Will Stringer spoke about his experience during the State of Mind session when playing for Warrington Wolves touring Australia and the impact when he was a student

State of Mind would like to thank all at UCC for the invite and opportunity to be at the start of something special in Ireland to help save lives and using Irish sports to deliver the messages. In 2011 there were over 520 deaths from suicide and 83% were young men

State of Mind enjoyed the local hospitality in Cork to watch the Warrington Wolves v Wigan game on Thursday night.Cork 6

Special thanks to Martin, Paul and Ned who made the event possible and we look forward to working alongside you again in the near future.