The New Saints FC Foundation Ltd is today adding its support to World Mental Health Day. This year, the theme of the day is young people and mental health in a changing world.
Manager of the Foundation, Gill Jones, said:
“The Foundation comes in to contact with several hundred young people on a weekly basis. We are aware that young people today face many challenges – in their own lives and in the world around them, and so in the provision of all our activities we want to make sure that our team is equipped to support mental wellbeing and to recognise early signs of triggers to mental illness – such as bullying.
“As part of this approach, two of our coaches have recently become mental health first aid trained, and are now using this training to inform their practice and educate us all in implementing best practice to support mental wellbeing in all our activities.”
For more information about World Mental Health Day, visit https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day