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Mental Health

Mind your Head

To see the evaluation report on Mind Your Head released in October 2018 please click here.

As part of Cambridge United's wider commitment to promoting positive mental health at the Club and in the community, Cambridge United Community Trust is delivering the 'Mind Your Head' programme in partnership with Centre 33, a Cambridge youth mental health charity. The programme was initiated and funded by Inc., a long-term club sponsor, together with two private donors. The ongoing programme is also funded by the MindEd Trust.

'Mind your Head' is a secondary school mental health project currently being piloted in 5 central Cambridge secondary schools and has engaged over 500 students so far. The programme provides lessons that destigmatize mental health, educate young people about how to deal with stress and also encourage young people to discuss how social media can both positively and negatively affect their well-being. The brand of Cambridge United as well as video content and lesson visits from footballers are used as part of the programme.

For more information on the 'Mind Your Head' programme, read this article on the Cambridge United website.

Mental Health Awareness Evenings

Cambridge United Community Trust welcomed over 40 people to The Abbey Stadium for our first Mental Health Awareness Evening. The evening begin with an introduction to Cambridge United Community Trust followed by our three guest speakers sharing information from their organisations and experiences, discussing the importance of talking for our mental health.

Ruth Fox, Cambridge United Women’s player discussed her mental health story to begin the evening, followed by John Humpston sharing the work of The Cambridge Samaritans, finishing with Rob Earl representing CPSL Mind and Stop Suicide Cambridge, sharing about their work and his experiences.

Between speakers we also heard from a number of local services and organisations including YMCA Trinity, The Ollie Foundation, Richmond Fellowship, Psychological Wellbeing Service and Lifecraft. The evening finished with a Q + A with the main speakers with a brilliant opportunity to hear more directly from the audience and different individuals involved.

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