Mental Health Awareness Week: Get Active

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, St.Helens R.F.C. and Saints Community Development Foundation (SCDF) are highlighting ‘Five Ways To Wellbeing’.

Club Captain and #6 Jonny Lomax is our Saints with today’s tip which is – GET ACTIVE – which is encouraging to move a bit more, not marathons or getting the gym every day, whatever can work for you.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is about ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’. Studies have shown that getting active can help people sleep better, uplift moods, and also reduce feelings of anxiety or stress.

Jonny gives a few suggestions that might give you an idea of how you could move more, or get a little more active today.


If you are struggling, there is local support that can be helpful, and you can get active with us at the Club too:

Our Saints Community Development Foundation (SCDF) runs a programme called Building Foundations which is set out to support men and women looking to perhaps get back into a healthy lifestyle, or even start an active journey. It is also a chance to help create social connections with others too!

First Team player Joe Batchleor and former Saint Phil Vievers lead on the sessions, so why not come along?

  • WHEN: Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30pm and running until 8pm
  • WHERE: Totally Wicked Stadium
  • HOW: It’s completely free, simply register online here

The St Helens Borough Council website has a whole host of services and resources regarding Mental Health Support which you can read more about by clicking here.

Remember, everyone’s own personal mental health matters, so why not try to make a move to get active and boost your mood today?

If you would like to find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week then please visit the Mental Health Foundation website which has plenty more tips and advice!