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Burnley FC Players visit BFCitC’s Schools Mental Wellbeing Project

On Monday 27th November, Josh Brownhill, Darko Churlinov and Han-Noah Massengo all visited Burnley FC in the Community’s, Schools Mental Wellbeing Project at Colne Primet Academy.

Our Schools Mental Wellbeing Project employs a team of mental wellbeing workers who are placed in schools across the local area to provide an early intervention to support students who are struggling with mental health issues. Since launching in 2018, the Schools Mental Wellbeing Project has provided support sessions for more than 3000 students struggling with their mental health.

During the visit, BFCitC staff spoke to the students about resilience and maintaining mental wellbeing. The players shared insights into their own methods for caring for their mental health, including how they unwind during down time and how they cope with the pressures of performing on the pitch.

Following the session, the players took photographs with the students and signed plenty of autographs.

Senior Mental Wellbeing Worker, Regan Kelly told us “It was fantastic to be able to take the players into one of our local schools and get them involved in our Schools Mental Wellbeing Project. The players had some really valuable advice on mental wellbeing and it was a brilliant opportunity for them to pass it onto the students”.

For more information on our Schools Mental Wellbeing Project, please contact our Deputy CEO Michael Colquhoun on m.colquhoun@burnleyfc.com