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EFL WEEK OF ACTION: Players attend weekly Mental Health session

Tuesday visit highlights excellent work done

17 January 2023

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EFL WEEK OF ACTION: Players attend weekly Mental Health session

Tuesday visit highlights excellent work done

17 January 2023

Carlisle United’s #EFLWeekofAction activities continued today with a visit from first-team players Jack Armer and Callum Guy to the Tuesday afternoon Mental Health football session in the Neil Sports Centre.

The players watched the first part of a keenly contested game before a break was called - with some good chances created along the way – and the group members were then given the chance to ask questions and chat with their special guests.

When asked what had changed to bring such a good run of results under Paul Simpson, Callum Guy said: “It’s such a difficult question to answer. With him knowing the area and the club I think him coming in brought everybody together, and that was massive.

“We’ve picked up where we left off last season and there’s just such a good feeling about the place. The team and the players have all fed off each other and hopefully that will continue.

“Then who knows where it can take us.”

Jack Armer said: “Thanks to the players and the organisers for inviting us along. It was a great session and you can see that it’s a really tight group.

“This is just part of the good work the CST and club are doing in the community every day and I’m just glad that we’ve been able to help to highlight it.

“We were made to feel really welcome and we wish everyone who attends every success for the remainder of the season.”

The Mental Health football sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Brunton Park and continue to go from strength to strength.

“We’ve been running this scheme for a number of years now and we’re delighted with it,” John Halpin said.

“It’s a great way to get people together who perhaps wouldn’t come out of the house other than to do their shopping, or go to do a little bit of work, and you can see how much they enjoy being able to come here and get together at the football club.

“They’re all supporters, and meeting the players is fantastic, it really is. A lot of them are dealing with things on a daily basis and the boost this gives them simply can’t be measured, other than in terms of the fact you can tell that they’re absolutely buzzing that it’s happened.”

United’s #EFLWeekofAction activities continue on Wednesday night when a group of players will be visiting the Sport4All session at the Carlisle Youth Zone.


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