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Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind launches new programme with the Chelsea Foundation

Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind is delighted to announce that the Chelsea Foundation will be supporting the charities fight for mental health.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing, and Hounslow Mind has launched a new mental health programme with the Chelsea Foundation.

The Chelsea Champions Programme will educate and increase awareness about mental illness, with a packed timetable of activities, toolkits and educational tips for participants and parents.

During Mental Health Awareness Week we have launched  a brand-new initiative forming with the Chelsea Champions Programme that will see Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind mental health practitioners supporting extra-curricular provision at Fulham Boys School.

The programmes will run for an initial six weeks and will include physical activity, workshops focusing on nutrition, mental health, sports, stress, staying motivated, exercise, mood regulation, positive interactions, and teamwork.

Rajini Broer, Mental Health Support Team lead and Deputy Head of Youth Services at Mind, said: ‘Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing, and Hounslow Mind are bridging the gap between physical health and mental health by working on a joint project with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

‘Using football as vehicle, we will be providing psychoeducation, information and advice to support young people to highlight the importance of maintaining good physical and mental health.

‘Everyone at Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind is really excited about this partnership and meeting the emotional health needs of children and young people in our local community.’

Chelsea Foundation senior project officer Jonny Drabble said: ‘It’s great that the Chelsea Champions Programme is working alongside Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind on mental wellbeing sessions within Fulham Boys School.

‘Mental health has never been as important as it is now and it’s great to have Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind working alongside us to increase the impact we are making with our schools. We hope this is the start of collaboration in all of our six Chelsea Champions schools.’

David O’Donnell, Pastoral Engagement and Pupil Support officer at Fulham Boys School, commented: ‘We are really excited about partnering with Chelsea FC and HFEH MIND to deliver a programme that will open up channels for young men to be aware of and talk about the importance of their mental health and wellbeing.

‘This has always been an important issue but after the upheaval and changes over the past 18 months it is essential that we assist our young men in having these conversations.’

 

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Author: Dani Smallbone
Posted on: 11th May 2021

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