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Schools Mental Wellbeing Project

Last year we supported 842 young people

Over the past five years, Premier League Primary Stars has been supporting young people across England and Wales.

Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to be active and develop important life skills. The programme aims to create positive and lasting sporting, health and education outcomes for children, young people and the wider community.

Through Premier League Primary Stars we aim to teach the young people in our community to be ambitious, be inspiring, be connected and be fair!

It’s estimated that 1 in 6 young people in the UK have a diagnosable mental health problem

Statistics also suggest that 50% of people that suffer from ongoing mental health problems experience their first symptoms by the age of 14.

It’s important to make sure that the right education, advice and support around mental wellness is readily available to young people.

Using the appeal of football and the local passion for our football club, Burnley FC in the Community work with secondary schools across Burnley and Pendle to deliver our Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project.

The 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 

Our team of dedicated mental wellbeing workers also help raise awareness of mental health within schools. Education and coaching is available for parents, students and teachers to make the school ‘a mentally healthy school’. 

Since launching in 2018, the Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project has provided support sessions for more than 3000 students struggling with their mental health.

The project has also received national recognition, being shortlisted in 2020 for the Northwest Football Awards and the Children and Young People Now National Mental Health and Wellbeing awards 

Burnley FC in the Community are pleased we’ve been able to support so many young people across our local area with this project, and we’re proud that the work of our dedicated mental wellbeing workers has achieved national recognition. 

But the Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project would not be possible without the ongoing support of our partners:  

More Information

For more information on this project, please contact Michael Colquhoun, Director of Community Projects at Burnley FC in the Community

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