Guisborough Town and Redcar & Cleveland Mind have formed an innovative partnership together to help raise awareness of the importance of good mental health and wellbeing through the sport of football.
Redcar & Cleveland Mind offer a wide range of services to adults, young people and children aimed principally at providing quality wellbeing and mental health prevention and recovery services to residents throughout the Redcar and Cleveland area.
This is achieved through the organisation’s two main support services as follows:
- Firstly, Redcar & Cleveland Mind’s ‘Road to Recovery’ service provides adults with one-to-one emotional and practical support for mild to moderate mental health conditions
- Secondly, their ‘Future Focus’ service supports young people aged 14-19 who are experiencing emotional wellbeing difficulties
Nick Murray, Funding and Development Officer at Redcar & Cleveland Mind warmly welcomed the link-up with Guisborough Town FC.
He commented: “We were very pleased indeed to be approached by Guisborough Town with a view to forming a partnership with our organisation and we are very much looking forward to working with the club over the next two seasons at least.
“We are hoping that members of the club’s coaching staff will attend our free mental health training courses provided by the Tees Training Hub.
“This will help staff support children and young people who may be experiencing mental health difficulties,” added Nick.
From the footballing side Lenny Reed, a former first team analyst on Guisborough Town’s senior coaching staff who is still keenly involved with the club’s junior teams, commented:
“Guisborough Town FC are so proud that Redcar & Cleveland Mind have agreed to partner with our football club and we are looking forward to creating a positive influence together.
“We very much hope that the partnership, along with some of the exciting plans we are working on jointly, will help to further increase awareness of mental health and in turn help to support the great work that charities such as Redcar & Cleveland Mind are doing,” added Lenny.
For further information please contact Bill Perfitt, Guisborough Town Club Press Officer or see the official Guisborough Town Twitter feed.