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Behind the scenes on World Mental Health Day

Sergi Canos and Richard O'Kelly run session for local mental health support groups

14 October 2018

Tuesday proved no ordinary training session for Assistant Head Coach Richard O’Kelly and Brentford winger Sergi Canós. To mark World Mental Health Day, the duo ran a unique football coaching session for adults with mental health problems at Brentford’s training ground.

The players are members of the Hounslow Hawks FC, run by the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and West London NHS Trust, and West London FC Football project, which provides football as therapy for patients who are living with a mental illness. The initiative, run in partnership with West London NHS Trust and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, has been credited with improving the patients’ wellbeing and supporting their mental health recovery.

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