Boosting men’s health in Wakefield
Local people in Wakefield have received free health checks and top tips on how to look after their mental health at a recent rugby game.
The event, which took place at a Castleford Tigers vs Bradford Bulls game, linked to the State of Mind project; a programme which aims to improve the mental health, wellbeing and working life of rugby league players and communities.
People who attended the game were offered blood pressure checks, cardiovascular risk assessments and advice on mental health services and other support available. David Cowan, health and wellbeing development worker said, “The event aimed to engage male rugby fans in a bid to tackle the stigma that’s associated with mental health. We wanted men to talk about their health and wellbeing and give them support on how to improve it.
“The staff at Castleford Tigers and the Trust’s Wakefield health and wellbeing team gave out practical tips on ways to look after your health including eating well, taking breaks, talking to others and drinking sensibly. We also promoted physical activity as this is a great way of improving both physical and mental wellbeing.”
For more information on the State of Mind project visit www.stateofmindrugby.com