The first face-to-face meeting of a talk club for men will take place tonight. As announced earlier this week, there has been great work underway to try and help male fans talk about mental health. Brentford FC and its Community Sports Trust have been running an online talk club since March, aimed at Brentford fans and local male residents. The group, with more than 20 members provides a safe hub for men to talk and support each other.

The “Talk Club Brentford” has held virtual meetings nearly every Monday since April with members logging into the meetings from home. The group is now looking to move to face to face meetings in Brentford with specific social distancing rules in place. The first face to face meeting to take place will be tomorrow, Monday 17 August, at 6pm in Syon Park, TW8 8JF (meeting point outside the Hilton Hotel Entrance). The meeting will be a walk and talk with the group ending up at The London Apprentice (pub) TW7 6BG for members to carry on if they wish to do so.

The group will still be administered through its Facebook page, here, but new members will also be able to join the meetings by emailing their details to Graham Goodden [email protected]. It would be great to see some new members and have a good turnout for the first face to face meeting. If you cannot make the meeting please still get in touch so the group can look to accommodate you at another time/date.