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State of Mind round gives fans and players a chance to 'let it out'

The Rugby League family is being urged to "Let it out" next weekend when the 12 Betfred Super League clubs play a dedicated State of Mind round to raise awareness of, and show support for mental fitness. 

The theme of the sixth State of Mind round that of loss, and the campaign will run under the slogan “Let It Out”. 

The games include Wigan’s first trip to Leigh Sports Village for a Super League encounter against Leigh Centurions, St Helens against Widnes and Leeds Rhinos’ trip to Wakefield. Other games see Huddersfield travel to Catalan, Castleford host Warrington and Salford face Hull. 

State of Mind co-founder and trustee, Malcolm Rae, said: “In line with State of Mind’s aims and commitment to preventing suicide, raising awareness, tackling stigma and promoting mental fitness, wellbeing and resilience, and signposting for timely support we have chosen ‘loss’ as the theme for this year’s campaign. 

“Later this year, State of Mind Sport will be publishing practical guidance on a range of mental fitness and wellbeing topics including bereavement, anxiety, depression etc., to inform and support the Rugby League community and families. 

“A sense of loss can have a significant impact on an individual. The loss may be a relationship, a job, income or in some circumstances a home. A bereavement or unexpected traumatic loss can have a major effect on individuals and families. 

“The message is Let It Out, don’t bottle it in. 

“And for others, let your mates know that you are there for them. We are privileged once again to be able to pass on our support and raise awareness of these issues through the vehicle of a themed Super League round.” 

As per previous seasons, players and clubs will help to raise awareness of State of Mind in the build-up and during the round. State of Mind trustees, volunteers and national health staff will be on hand at each game to provide advice and support to anyone that needs it.

For more information on State of Mind please click here 

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