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State of mind – what’s yours?
‘State of Mind Sport’ is a charity that harnesses the power of sport, to raise awareness and promote mental fitness, wellbeing and resilience.
The Cornish Pirates recently welcomed State of Mind Sport’s Dr Phil Cooper and former top rugby referee Ian Smith to their ‘Westholme’ clubhouse.
It was a visit that proved most rewarding, as the Cornish Pirates players and coaching staff were immediately ‘hooked’ by the powerful interactive presentation that Phil and Ian delivered.
State of Mind Sport is a charity that harnesses the power of sport to promote positive mental health among our sportsmen and women, supporters and wider communities, and ultimately to prevent suicide. The positive message is to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing and deliver education on the subject to all levels of sport, business, education and community groups.
Cornish Pirates co-coach Alan Paver felt the presentation wholly worthwhile. He commented:
Mental health is a hot topic, which it should be as in the past it’s been something of a taboo subject. It’s likely something that effects everybody at certain stages in life and for some individuals and their families it can be a real struggle.
When Peter Harvey recently visited the Fair at Hayle RFC’s ground, a surprise opportunity arose for him to have his photograph taken with the Cornish Pirates squad.
Cornish Pirates’ winger Robin Wedlake has made a surprise return to Trewirgie Junior School at Redruth where he was educated as a youngster.
As the 2018-19 academic year draws to a close, it one during which the Cornish Pirates have visited over 65 Primary Schools