Cambridge United Football Club, through Cambridge United Community Trust have partnered with Cambridgeshire County Council to provide two days at the Abbey Stadium for mental health drop in sessions.
The drop ins are for either parents who would like to talk about any social, emotional or mental health difficulties their child is having or young people aged 16 – 25 experiencing social, emotional or mental health difficulties. Parents are welcome to attend with their child if they’d like.
The drops ins will be hosted by Educational and Child psychologists that work for the Special Educational Needs and Disability Service (0 – 25) at Cambridgeshire County Council. The psychologists are all registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Tom Hughes, Senior Educational and Child Psychologist at Cambridgeshire County Council, stated: “Our experience shows that parents and young people value drop in sessions as a good chance to have an informal chat about any concerns regarding their emotional health and wellbeing. They are a chance to share what’s been going on and do some joint planning as to what might help.”
Andy Farrer, Health and Inclusion officer at Cambridge United Community Trust, said: “At all levels of the football club, there is an increased awareness of the importance of our mental health. This is another great opportunity for local people in our community to be welcomed into the Abbey Stadium.”
The drop in sessions will be taking place at the Abbey Stadium, on the 21st of June and 2nd of July. Each slot is 40 minutes long and free to attend, however there must be a booking to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.