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Newport County AFC and My Discombobulated Brain host virtual mental health drop-in session

28 October 2020

Newport County AFC and My Discombobulated Brain will be hosting our second virtual mental health drop-in session via Zoom from 7:30pm on Wednesday.

The sessions will run every Wednesday at the same time and aim to support those who have concerns or could do with some socialisation to improve their wellbeing.

The drop-in sessions hope to create a safe environment where people can start to talk about any issues they have and will include brief experiences by people confident in discussing their own battles.

If you would like to participate just to listen, you will also be welcome. Everyone will take something different from the sessions and if it can help you feel more comfortable to talk, that is a positive result. Signposting to appropriate organisations will also be available along with a chat facility.

There is no need to pre-register because some people may wish to listen whilst gaining confidence in the group's safety. We won't ask you to turn on your camera until you feel ready to do so – however long that takes to get to that point. The session will be monitored and hosts have the ability to remove participants from the session if they are exhibiting behaviour that could have a negative impact on those present.

To ensure a safe place, we ask you to observe the following rules whilst in attendance. These will also be reviewed at the drop-in with a copy posted in the chat:

1) People cannot share the names of others that attend the group.

2) Everything that is said within the chat, unless safeguarding rules of the charity or the club declare otherwise, is private and not to be shared with anyone outside the group

3) No screenshots can be taken.

4) At the start of each session each person must show themselves briefly on the screen so that we verify who everyone is. After that you may turn your camera off if you wish

5) We respect each other at all time.

The link for the meeting is below and will also be shared on social media channels at 7pm today, so please feel free to join at any point from 7:30pm.

https://zoom.us/j/96703793334?pwd=K2E1bmZlT25xcFVBNnpubW9Odmc5QT09
Meeting ID: 967 0379 3334

Use the password MDB to access the group for an informal meet with like-minded people who are also struggling with life’s issues, whatever they are for you. Together we can help lighten the load.

For further information, please e-mail equality@newport-county.co.uk or info@mydiscombulatedbrain.com

Please keep an eye on club media channels during the week for further support and information as we continue to try to make a difference in the lives of those in and around the club.


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