BULLS - in conjunction with the Bradford Bulls Foundation - have pledged their support to Bradford Care Trust's 'Time to Talk' campaign.

'Time To Talk' day - held on Thursday - encourages people to talk about mental health and encourage talking as well as listening to what can be perceived a difficult subject.

For the last six months, the Foundation have hosted Lynfield Mount Hospital and their Mental Health Service users, providing exercise sessions, tours and occupational therapy.

Paul Mitchell, head of commercial and community development at Bulls, said: “Sport has the power to build resilience and confidence and create an environment conducive to bringing people out of their shell.

"After a consultation with Lynfield Mount Hospital we felt that these attributes could be of great benefit to their adult mental health service users, sectioned and in-the-community.

“Inclusive multi-skilled sports, occupational therapy, stadium tours and heritage talks have been received really well by users and staff alike with feedback proving that the sessions have been of real value.

“Clinicians have also commented how therapeutically beneficial it was for the users and that it also helped to engage those service users who have found it difficult to make progress for a few weeks.”