Time to Talk Day takes place on Thursday 1st February, and is organised by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
Kent FA and Charlton Athletic Community Trust held a “Goals in Mind” League Fixture on Thursday 1st February as part of a nation-wide push to get people talking more openly about mental health. The tournament involved 6 teams from NHS Mental Health services and ‘Together for Mental Wellbeing’.
Kent FA will joined thousands of other groups, organisations, schools and members of the public, who all held conversations about mental health on Time to Talk Day.
“We took part in Time to Talk Day because mental health is a topic that we should all feel able to talk about. Having these all important conversations can make a big difference to many people. The more we talk, the more lives we can change. Football can help in recovery, by managing symptoms and can improve the quality of lives.” Lauren Cundy - Disability Football Development Officer.
There are millions of people involved in grassroots football, right now, with mental health problems. The examples of Robert Enke, Frank Bruno and Marcus Trescothick show that mental health in sport is relevant even at the elite level.
For more information please contact Lauren.Cundy@KentFA.com or call us on 01622 792140.