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Town Mark World Mental Health Day
Thursday, 10th Oct 2019 15:14

Town have marked World Mental Health Day by releasing a video of skipper Luke Chambers, midfielder Flynn Downes and Blues supporter Jordan Hockold speaking to Suffolk Mind chief executive Jon Neal about their experiences with mental health.

Neal visited Portman Road last week for the conversation ahead of WMHD, which is held on October 10th annually.

Earlier this season Downes spoke about how he struggled with the mental aspect of football when he first broke into the senior side.

"My advice would be to talk," Downes said. "I didn't do that at the start but when I did it really helped.”

Town are supporters Suffolk Mind and Samaritans with the squiggle from Mind’s logo joining the first letter of players’ names on the back of their shirts.

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warkyisgod added 15:49 - Oct 10
i think this is a great step by Town, and from my own experiences with mental health i welcome more and more people talking about it, the more talk there is hopefully the more lives will be saved, and football for me personally is a great way for me to be out of my own head, so well done Town

cat added 18:58 - Oct 10
Huge respect to Jordan and the lads for coming out and saying it as it is on one of the more taboo subjects, specially amongst the ‘proper bloke’ society.
Massive up to world mental health day! Communication is key 👍

VILJOEN67 added 20:02 - Oct 10
Great work ITFC

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