Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw issues important message as part of World Mental Health Day

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has highlighted the importance of focusing on mental wellbeing as part of World Mental Health Day.

Sunday, 10th October 2021, 11:20 pm

Forshaw has helped to promote Sunday's World Mental Health Day by working with the Leeds United Foundation who wanted to help recognise the annual event through promotion during their mental health and wellbeing initiatives.

The Leeds United Foundation deliver weekly sessions as part of their Fit Fans programme that supports people in the local community that need help making small lifestyle changes to ensure they are able to improve their mental wellbeing.

They are also launching new sessions as part of their Fit Minds programme that works entirely on supporting those struggling with their mental health.

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MESSAGE: From Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw. Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images.

Participants on the Fit Fans initiative took part in their weekly session at Elland Road earlier this week and were joined by Forshaw and LUTV.

Forshaw said: “It’s so important to recognise World Mental Health Day and what it stands for, looking after our mental heath is the key to surviving and so education and awareness around the topic is crucial.

“I really enjoyed meeting everyone on the call and answering their questions, I know the Foundation work hard to support so many different people in the local community and this is just one of the programmes they are delivering.

"It was really clear that the people I spoke with are really putting in the effort to improve their health and fitness, that will hopefully in turn help their mental wellbeing – and I really hope that I was able to help and support them along that journey.”

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Thank you Laura Collins