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28 November 2018

Spence supports Club's work in helping those with mental health issues

Jordan Spence has backed the work the Club has done in the community to provide help for those with mental health issues and says he has been inspired by people he has met.

The Town defender has played a leading role for Town in promoting the great work done by Suffolk Mind and the Samaritans over recent weeks and in an interview in tonight’s matchday programme says: “I was at an event for Mind recently and that was a learning exercise for me. I often come away gaining more than what I have left them with!

“Meeting the likes of Suffolk Mind, the Samaritans and the other fantastic charities, it has shown me that we can connect with people who might need help; we can encourage people to speak about issues.

“That has been important for me. I had a conversation with students recently and they were talking about the challenges young people face now. That was an education for me as well. Again, it’s about communicating and becoming more aware.

“The conversations on mental health are very important. I don’t think anyone at present has the full answers to those challenges people face but if we continue to have conversations about mental health, we can get closer to a resolution.

“As a football club, if we help to engage in conversation and that helps one individual, then we have done our job.” 

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