Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of our ‘Team-Mates’ project in partnership with Turning Point Talking Therapies.
‘How are you mate?’ This might seem like a difficult question – but how often do we ask? Or how often does anyone ask you? In men especially, this simple question is sometimes taboo and have a stigma attached.
‘Team-Mate’ is a health and wellbeing project aiming to support men and their mental health, with the project running for six weeks from Tuesday 15th June 2021 at The Mobile Rocket Stadium.
This project is about using the power of Rugby League to help break the stigma and challenges of mental health within males in both a supportive and friendly environment that will be welcoming for all men.
The Foundation has partnered with Turning Point Talking Therapies on the project, with workshops being focussed on bespoke weekly ‘rounds’ for all to openly discuss, which will be followed up by physical activity straight after the workshop.
As a key provider of mental health support in Wakefield, Turning Point Talking Therapies are all too aware that there is a need to address mental health in and associated with sport.
To explore and address these concerns within the district, they are proud to be partnering with the club to assist in delivering their emotional wellbeing project.
It is their hope that this collaboration will be a positive step in the journey to break the stigmas surrounding seeking support and help individuals to begin openly talking about the problems that they face with their mental health.
The project will offer insight into certain conditions and encourage individuals to find their voice, with struggling in silence need no longer be the only option.
Speaking upon the launch of the project in June, the Foundation’s Head of Health, Wellbeing & Inclusion, Colan Leung, said, “We are incredibly proud to be part of this project in association with TP Talking Therapies.
“This week of all weeks, it is really important to detach the stigma surrounding mental health and we are looking forward to playing our part.
“We urge anyone currently struggling to get in touch and seek the help they need.”
We would invite all men to contact us for further information and register to become one of our Team-Mates here at Wakefield Trinity by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.