Mat Sadler visited children at Jubilee Academy Mossley, raising awareness of children’s mental health.
The Saddlers defender joined in a school assembly to answer questions based around mental and physical health, as part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2020.
Sadler, who is also the club’s PFA ambassador for health, then gave an insight into his career, before signing autographs and taking photos with the KS2 students.
He said: “There were some really thought out questions, the kids were really engaged and I really
“It’s fantastic that there’s an awareness being made of mental health at a young age. Kids are going through all sorts of things at that stage of life and the discussion around mental health and the possibilities of opening up that debate can only be beneficial to them.”
Martin Manley, Manager for Engagement at Walsall FC Community Programme said: “It has been
great to have Mat meet the children and answer some of their questions.
“Mental health is an important issue and we’re excited to be working on this more at the
Community Programme in the coming months.”
The health team from local Midlands landlord whg are running activities throughout the week at the
Connie Jennings, Head of Health and Wellbeing at whg, said: “Physical activity has massive benefits
for mental health, and we were delighted to join forces with Walsall FC to show the pupils how football players sustain healthy bodies and healthy minds.”
For more information and support you can head to www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk.