Mental Health Awareness Week: Give

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’.

The Red V’s #12 Joe Batchelor talks about today’s tip, which is the last of our five this week – GIVE – encouraging all to participate in social or community life!

People who help out other people are more likely to be happier, so Batch chats about how you could help out someone else today…

If you are struggling, there is local support that can be helpful:

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!

Batch himself 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.

If you can give some of your time or efforts to others, you could be helping out somebody else who could be going through a tough time, you never know, and it could give yourself a mindset boost too.

Remember: your own mental health does matter – make sure you give yourself what you need to.

If you would like to find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme of ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’ then please visit the Mental Health Foundation website which has plenty more tips and advice.