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World Mental Health Day; Martin Ling's Story

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For World Mental Health Day, Leyton Orient Director of Football Martin Ling has shared his personal journey with his mental health.

From his journey as a young footballer, through to a professional, manager and now Director of Football, Martin’s journey has seen plenty of tough moments.

The club would like to thanks Matt Hart, Dan Setford, Alex Newton for pulling the video together.

“The idea of this video was born during lockdown, with the three of us coming together with a joint passion to spread the message of mental health and encouraging people to speak,” said Matt.

“The three of us have all experienced mental health issues ourselves so it was a very personal project for us all.”

We would all like to say a big thank you to Leyton Orient for allowing us the access, a thank you to everyone who helped to make this film happen and a huge thank you to Martin for giving us his time and speaking so openly about his journey, we hope this will encourage more of us to talk and help each other.”

Do One Thing

This World Mental Health Day, the EFL and its clubs are asking people to #DoOneThing.

The campaign aims to inspire people to make one small change or take one action to look after their mental health. As part of the campaign, EFL Clubs will play their part and ‘do one thing’ to say thank you to someone deserving within their local communities.