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SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Cobblers supporting this year's campaign

9 May 2017

Northampton Town Football Club is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week.

Mental Health Awareness Week runs until 14th May, is a national campaign coordinated by the Mental Health Foundation and this year’s theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving?’.

Nearly two thirds of people have admitted they have experienced a mental health problem, following a survey from the Mental Health Foundation.

The Professional Footballers’ Association provides support in this area for its members, with footballers seeking advice from the body.

And the work in football doesn’t stop there, as numerous EFL clubs run programmes in their local communities focused towards mental health, including the Cobblers.

Part of our work includes staging a Mental Health Football Festival here at Sixfields each May, with this year's tournament taking place on Wednesday May 31st.

The club also stage regular Mental Health Football Festivals at Redwell Centre in Wellingborough, as well as running weekly sessions for players with Mental Health issues each Monday. For more information please email russell.lewis@ntfc.co.uk


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