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BLUES HOST EFL TEAM TALK INITIATIVE

18 January 2021

Now more than ever, it's important to stay connected

The Club hosted a virtual coffee morning with a group of disabled supporters last week as part of the EFL’s mental health campaign, Team Talk.

The EFL initiative is a virtual conversation facilitated by the Club between supporters who may be feeling isolated or struggling with their general mental health or wellbeing.

The conversation was hosted by the Club’s disability liaison officer, Lee Smith, who showed the group areas of Portman Road that they may not have seen previously and allowed supporters to have an informal chat about all things Ipswich Town and anything they wanted to get off their chest.

Encouraging conversations around our own mental health and that of others has never been more important. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay connected, to reach out or to provide a listening ear.

The Club is aiming to host the virtual coffee mornings every Friday before a Saturday match. If you’re interested in connecting, please email lee.smith@itfc.co.uk.

Mind’s latest research reveals that more than 60% of adults and over two thirds of young people (68%) felt their mental health deteriorated during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown

As a Club, we are determined to ensure nobody has to go through another lockdown on their own. Suffolk Mind and Samaritans have been charity partners of the Club for three years now and offer a service to anyone who feels as though they’re on their own.

If you need support from Mind, visit Mind.org.uk for information and advice. You can also talk to Mind via the confidential info line on 0300 123 3393 or text 86463.

Samaritans: 116 123

Mind: 0300 123 3393

For more information on the EFL and Mind’s charity partnership visit - https://www.efl.com/-more/all- about-the-efl/official-charity/


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