Duration of Course

The programme consists of 10 fixtures where each fixture will have two halves (40 minutes) focusing on a specific topic.

Is this course for me?

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 and a leading cause of death in young males, Offload is a mental fitness programme that invites men to come and see how professional rugby league clubs manage and coach players in a range of ways to improve their mental fitness.

About the course

Offload is a Big Lottery funded project being run in 3 professional Rugby League Clubs (Warrington Wolves, Salford Red Devils & Widnes Vikings) in partnership with Rugby League Cares. The content has been devised by State of Mind Sport and supported by Oddballs.

Warrington player Matty Russell said: "Mental health is a massive part of day-to-day life. Everyone needs to offload from time to time, and programmes like this give everyone a great opportunity to do that. It's important as players, but also as people, that we look out for each other".

The first half contains personal stories from professional players & referees with their own personal lived experiences; the second half equips men with tactics and strategies to manage every day life through interactive activities.

  • Basic mental fitness
  • Stress management techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Work life balance
  • Using resilience to manage setbacks
  • Five ways to wellbeing
  • Anger management
  • Solution focused problem solving
  • Emotional resilience
  • Coping strategies

Booking Information

To access the fixtures in Warrington & for full details of Offload Contact James Howes on or call 01925 248894


Starting date:

Ongoing, Tuesday evenings (starting Tuesday 8th January 2019)

Course times:   



The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Mike Gregory Way, Warrington, WA2 7NE



Who to contact

Contact Name
James Howes
01925 248894

Where to go

Warrington Wolves

Other details


Free to attend


Age ranges
18+ Years
Local/National Service?