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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.
Young rugby players from Redruth under 7s had a great time when they attended the recent Cornish Pirates versus London Scottish match played at the Mennaye Field, Penzance.
When the Cornish Pirates recently played London Scottish at home, a match day collection was held in support of Cornwall Samaritans.
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