Leyton Orient Host Mental Health Awareness Match Day

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On Saturday 26 October, Leyton Orient Trust hosted a Mental Health Awareness day at the Leyton Orient vs Carlisle United game at The Breyer Group Stadium. The event was organised as part of World Mental Health Day (10 October).

Guests included representatives from MIND (the mental health charity) who raised awareness amongst fans about the charity and collected donations; Service users fromCoping Through Football (a programme run in partnership by London Playing Fields, NELFT and Leyton Orient Trust) who were the pre-match flag bearers and took penalties at half time; Champions from the Time to Change campaign, who distributed information about their campaign to end mental health stigma and discrimination; and volunteers from Alzheimer’s Society who raised awareness and distributed leaflets to fans.

Taslima Akther, Head of Health and Wellbeing, Leyton Orient Trust said; “It’s great to work with Leyton Orient Football Club to deliver a number of awareness campaigns on match days throughout the year. These are incredibly important to allow us to work with local partners to highlight and share key health messages about important issues such as mental health.”