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Newport County AFC will be welcoming Newport Mind to Rodney Parade on Saturday

10 October 2018

Newport County AFC will be welcoming staff and volunteers from Newport Mind and Mind UK to Rodney Parade on Saturday.

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day when people are encouraged to think about their own mental health and become more aware of the Mental Health problems which face 1 in 4 of us each year.

The EFL has this season made Mind their charity of choice and Newport County AFC have followed suit by reaching out to Newport Mind.

This Mental Health Awareness weeks, the U18s Academy team took part in a Mental Health Workshop run by Newport Mind where they learned that everyone has mental health.  People might have good or bad mental health but - like physical health - it's something that needs to be looked after and worked on.  The team were also interested to hear about famous people who have faced mental health challenges whilst achieving enormous success in their particular fields.

Yesterday, we joined the 71 other Football League Clubs in delivering a 2018/19 Home Shirt printed with "Mind 18" to our local Mind Offices.  Director Colin Faulkner delivered the junior retail shirt which seemed fitting as it has Mind's young person's charity "Changing Minds" across the front.

 

On Saturday, we will be continuing to raise awareness of the wonderful work of Newport Mind and the importance of positive mental health at our match.

Mind will have an information point in the marquee for supporters to learn more about what the charity does locally and we will also be holding a bucket collection. 

Please give generously to the collection so that Newport Mind can continue to fund fantastic programmes such as Changing Minds.

We will be running our usual family-friendly activities
in the Marquee and on the grass so why not come along early,
enjoy the activities, and learn more with Newport Mind.

Find out more about Newport Mind here.


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