Joining forces with Exeter City Football Club for World Mental Health Day

Posted on 5th October, 2015

Mental health will be the focus at Exeter City’s specially designated One Game One Community match at home to Stevenage on Sunday 11 October (kick off 12.15pm) – tying in with World Mental Health Day on 10 October. Representing the Trust at the game will be our Depression and Anxiety Service who will be in the Red Square Area, outside the club shop. Staff will be on hand to help raise awareness of the service and hand out information about how they can help people who are feeling low, stressed, anxious or depressed. The Exeter City supporters group, the ExEC Club, are hosting a group of people who use our service at New Leaf in Exminster, which offers therapy, training and supported employment to people living with a mental health condition. A series of initiatives will take place, including at half time the national launch of the new Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation, as part of the celebration of World Mental Health Day. The Charter is backed by the Professional Players Association, the Sport and Recreation Alliance, Time to Change and Mind. Exeter City FC will be joining 190 other organisations in signing up to the charter. Other activities on the day will also include:

  • The players and officials warming up in Kick It Out T-shirts with the slogan ‘Lace your boots for mental health’
  • Specially invited guests including people with mental health challenges, their families and carers. Members of Exeter City’s Ability Counts disability football teams will be present too.
  • Stalls in Red Square promoting mental health services hosted by our Depression and Anxiety Service and by Recovery Devon
  • Features on mental health in the official match day programme
For more information about our Depression and Anxiety Service click here and for New Leaf, click here.