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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.
Following Covid regulations, Penzance & Newlyn RFC and the Cornish Pirates have admirably reacted well to assist in a variety of ways, including, of recent, responding to help certain local choirs.
Captain Benbow shows his support for MIND Mental Health as the Co-op are aiming to raise £1m for them within our region.
Alfie Martin, who is on a 250-mile round walking trip of Cornwall visiting each and every rugby club in the county