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Saddlers support Children's Mental Health Week

8 February 2019

Four Saddlers players visited local primary schools to raise awareness of Children’s Mental Health Week on Wednesday.

Andy Cook and Josh Gordon visited pupils at Edgar Stammers Primary Academy in the afternoon.

The pair joined in a school assembly to answer questions based around mental and physical health, as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.

Meanwhile, Adam Chambers and Jordon Sangha met classes at Park Hall Infant Academy after training.

The Park Hall children also asked the pair questions around a mental health theme.

Cook, Gordon, Chambers and Sangha also gave an insight into their paths into football, as well as their careers so far.

Martin Manley, Manager for Engagement at Walsall FC Community Programme, said: “It has been great to have the players meet the children and answer some of their questions.”

“We’re glad we could support whg and their mental health delivery this week. It is an important issue and we’re looking forward to working more with whg on this in future.”

Along with Walsall FC Community Programme, the players were supporting leading Midlands landlord whg, who are delivering a week of activity at Edgar Stammers.

Clare Thomas, whg’s Head of Health and Wellbeing, said: “We are delighted to be working with Edgar Stammers this week to deliver National Child Mental Health Week.

“We are running a variety of activities including Food and Feelings, Movement and Music, Good Sleep – Good Mood and we have a Family Smile Breakfast for children and their families, run alongside the school nursing service to help parents in recognising difficult emotions in their children.

“We are proud to be working alongside the Walsall FC Community Programme and it was good to have two Walsall FC players coming to share how they sustain healthy bodies and healthy minds.”

For information and support, you can head to www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk.

(Photo credit: Tim Sturgess, Express and Star)


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