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Community active in mental health awareness week

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AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust delivered a number of workshops to local primary Schools as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Over the awareness period, 33 lessons were delivered in partnership with Tru Talent to a total of seven schools, with just under 1,000 children participating.

Junior Stanislas, ambassador for the mental health project lesson, visited a session at St James’ Primary School and spoke about mental health and how it relates to everyday life.

He also took part in a question-and-answer session and signed autographs for the school children.

In partnership with Tru Talent, AFC Bournemouth’s aim is to provide support to both primary and secondary schools across Dorset and to help educational leaders raise awareness.

Sport & Social sessions are also delivered in partnership with Dorset Mental Health Forum, with 25 people participating across Mental Health Awareness Week, but supporters can get involved all year round with the Community Sports Trust.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at Vitality Stadium, anyone over 16 who has experienced a mental health issue can partake in the session, with more information available by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]

Additionally, younger supporters who have experienced mental health concerns can get involved in Premier League Kicks sessions, which are run in partnership with CAMHS. For more information, email [email protected]

Following the week of activities, Head of Community Steve Cuss spoke about its success.

“Mental Health awareness week, provided the opportunity to highlight the projects we offer throughout the year in relation to supporting children and adults Mental health and well being.”

“We are grateful to Tru Talent for their support and for Junior  Stanislas in supporting the delivery at St James School.”

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