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WEEKS OF ACTION | County team up with Mental Health Charity

28 February 2019

Level Playing Fields Weeks of Action campaign begins this Saturday for a fortnight. This year the Club have teamed up with local mental health charity “My Discombobulated Brain”.

Level Playing Fields' Weeks of Action aims to celebrate the positive initiatives undertaken by clubs, sporting venues, and their governing bodies in partnership with disabled sports fans and disabled supporters’ associations.

Click here to find out more about Level Playing Fields' Weeks of Action including how you can get involved.

Newport County AFC is committed to improving the mental health of everyone employed at the club, our volunteers and our whole Community and we wish to highlight the positive impact that football can have on everyone.

As a club owned by the community it is imperative we support those people in our locality and help them attain better mental health.

Over the last few years we have had players who have spoken about their battles with mental health, we have lost supporters who have struggled with this issue and we all know a few people who have anxiety, depression or other forms of mental health issues.

These issues also come hand in hand with medical, neurological and mobility issues that some of our supporters have and for these reasons we are using these 15 days to create awareness and how Newport County could help make a difference.

Club Chairman Gavin Foxall spoke to the Club Website shortly after the work with the Charity was finalised: “The Club is delighted to welcome representatives from My Discombobulated Brain as part of Level Playing Fields Weeks of Action at our game with Cheltenham Town.

"Credit to Director Colin Faulkner who works closely with Level Playing Fields throughout the year on a range of issues reflecting the values of our supporter-owned football club.”

Laura Dernie, Founder of Mental health Charity My Discombobulated Brain, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Newport County for Level Playing Fields Weeks of Action. Mental health can affect anyone from any walk of life and Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK - 84 take their own lives every week. 

Anything we can do to raise the profile of mental health issues and to get people talking is so important, and it is fantastic to have such a platform with which to do so.”

During the next two weeks we will be sharing some experiences from around the club on our social media channels as well as sharing those with our nominated charity. 

Follow My Discombobulated Brain on Twitter by clicking here and 'like' their page on Facebook by clicking here.

As well as checking out our Weeks of action partners on social media, read up on the group via their website by clicking here. 

The culmination of the Weeks of Action will be our fixture with Cheltenham Town on March 15th (7:45pm kick-off) where there will be plenty happening to raise awareness with our partners My Discombobulated Brain.

Tickets for that match will be available soon.

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