A FOLLOW-up session to men's health and wellbeing awareness event 'Saints Night In' took place last week, giving more than 40 attendees the opportunity to get a health check and stadium tour.

The event, held as part of Mental Health Awareness Week at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Wednesday, May 10, saw past players Peter Harvey and Eric Chisnall show footage of some of their most memorable games and take part in a question-and-answer session.

Health trainers were on hand to provide health checks which included measurements such as blood pressure, height, weight, BMI, cholesterol and a diabetes test. Advice was then given based on results.

Meanwhile, Mindsmatter offered assessments to help people reduce stress and anxiety, and improve their wellbeing.

A number of other services were present in a marketplace, including St Helens Council's Home Improvement Agency, Mersey Forest, St Helens Sports Development, Creative Alternatives, Adult and Community Learning, CGL St Helens Integrated Recovery Service, Smokefree St Helens, Ways to Work and the NHS St Helens CCG.

Information and advice were given including: how to keep warm and well during the winter, home improvements to help keep people independent, using green spaces and physical activity to boost wellbeing, creative and learning workshops, drug and alcohol support, help to quit smoking and weight management.

Anyone who would like to find out more about the support on offer from any of the services involved, or to book a free health check, contact the Healthy Living Team on 0300 300 0103 or email hit@sthelens.gov.uk.