Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Advent Calendar Day 15 | Teammate

Day 15 of our Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation looks back at our Health, Wellbeing & Inclusion project, Team Mate, in association with Turning Point Talking Therapies.   

With 10 days until Christmas, we thought it would be best to focus on a project that can protect many people’s mental health at this time of year.    

With Covid-19 taking hold once again and the stress of the Christmas period causing strain, the Foundation is dedicated to helping the community cope with this time of year.    

Working with TP Talking Therapies and delivered by an experienced therapist, the Foundation held a six-week block of sessions focusing on removing the stigma attached to men’s mental health.    

Using the brand of Wakefield Trinity, the club wanted to use the power of sport to raise awareness of these issues, both during the summer and then again, this winter.   

According to statistics published by the Samaritans, 3682 men took their own life over the course of 2020, with this figure being down on the previous two years.    

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 were proud to be partnering with the club to assist in delivering their emotional wellbeing project.    

“As a Club and Foundation, we will do the utmost to help those experiencing such problems, which is something we will always be happy to support,” said Colan Leung, the Foundation’s Head of Health, Wellbeing & Inclusion.  

“Working with a recognised charity in TP Talking Therapies, we hope to offer the support and guidance needed in battling mental health problems”  

For more information on the different health and wellbeing projects that we offer at the Foundation, please email colan.leung@wakefieldtrinity.com.  

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