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Talking Cherries for World Mental Health Day

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Talking Cherries is a fan-led initiative aiming to reach out and help other fans with mental health issues.

With today being World Mental Health Day and after such an unusual - and for many challenging - year attentions are focused on helping all of us with our ongoing mental health.

One way to connect with fellow AFC Bournemouth supporters is through the Talking Cherries initiative, which is open and available to all fans.

You may currently be in good mental health or conversely not in a good place at all - however things are, mental health is always a part of your everyday health and well being.

Working alongside the club's Community Sports Trust, Talking Cherries' objective is to use football as a starting point for supporters to be comfortable in discussing mental health issues.

How this will work

When fans are able to get back into stadiums the initiative will also look to extend the positivity of the matchday experience by having trained mental health first aiders on call and available around Vitality Stadium.

Monthly events are also planned to take part at the stadium, creating an environment for enjoyable conversations where people are able to open up if necessary, knowing there are willing people around who are also Bournemouth fans.

Supporters are also invited to engage with Talking Cherries on Twitter, Instagram or via Facebook.

Get involved with this initiative to provide positive environments for all supporters as well as following the EFL's call to 'Do One Thing' this weekend.

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