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Free workshops around mental health in football taking place at QPR’s Loftus Road and Wembley Stadium this month

PUBLISHED: 09:30 01 November 2016

The FA, in partnership with Mind, have developed an awareness-raising workshop around mental health and wellbeing with a specific focus on football (pic: Essex FA).

The FA, in partnership with Mind, have developed an awareness-raising workshop around mental health and wellbeing with a specific focus on football (pic: Essex FA).

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The FA has joined forced with Mind in an attempt to use football to contribute towards people’s fitness, happiness and quality of life

The FA, in partnership with Mind, have developed an awareness-raising workshop around mental health and wellbeing with a specific focus on football, and they’re promoting a series of free and informal events in the south-east.

In an attempt to use football to contribute towards people’s fitness, happiness and quality of life, the evening sessions will feature video contributions from professional players and managers, and will be facilitated by mental health experts.

They’ll talk about what mental health means, causes for mental health problems and how everyone can help someone who’s experiencing difficulties - in a football context, and more widely.

The programme is delivered by The FA in association with Mind and the Football League Trust.

Workshops are aimed at coaches, players, volunteers and officials involved in grassroots and community football clubs.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and is restricted to 30 people per workshop date as follows:

Queens Park Rangers FC, Loftus Road Stadium, Thursday 10th November, 6:30-8:30pm.

Queens Park Rangers FC, Loftus Road Stadium, Thursday 17th November, 6:30-8:30pm.

Wembley Stadium, Thursday 24th November, 6:30-8:30pm.

Wembley Stadium, Wednesday 30th November, 6:30-8:30pm.

To book your free place, follow the links at www.essexfa.com. For any further information, please contact Funke Awoderu (FA Inclusion & Diversity Manager) via email at funke.awoderu@thefa.com. Grassroots football news is also shared on Twitter @EssexCountyFA and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

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