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Mental Health Awareness Week: Rhys’ rise through mental health football sessions

11 May 2022

The Tigers Trust’s Tigers Together sessions aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of those in the local community.

In the 2020/21 season alone, the charity recorded 934 individual Tigers Together attendances.

Rhys Peachey, 25, has attended the turn up and played sessions for nearly three months now and is already seeing noticeable improvements.

Rhys, a season ticket holder at Hull City for over 10 years, admits that he hit “rock bottom” earlier this year.

He said: “I’d really been struggling with my mental health for a while, and I desperately needed something to get me away from that.

“Since starting the sessions, my mental wellbeing and fitness levels have improved massively.

“My mind is a lot clearer now and it’s nice to have that escape for 90 minutes.”

These free weekly sessions take place on Monday nights at St Mary's College (8-9pm) and at the Tigers Trust Arena on a Thursday afternoon (1:30-3pm).

To find out more about the Trust’s Tigers Together sessions, please click here.

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