Premier League side Burnley FC launched the Community’s School’s Mental Wellbeing Project at the Shuttleworth College in Padiham last week.
The project has placed Seven Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners into seven schools in the Burnley and Padiham region
Burnley stars Ben Mee and Aaron Lennon were part of the launching event and met with students at the Shuttleworth College and sat through the presentation program detailing the aims and objectives of the initiative.
Lennon who publicly revealed his battles with mental health last year spoke of his history with mental health problems. The former England international revealed that it was a great initiative as young people would be able to benefit from mental health treatments at a young age.
He also spoke of his joy in meeting the school’s students and hopes that the initiative would be able to meet its aims and goals. One of the chief pioneers of the initiative and Burnley’s deputy chief executive officer Paul France also spoke about the initiative.
He revealed that it is encouraging to see young people get sensitized and open up about mental health.
Burnley coach Sean Dyche would be hoping that his players are psyched up for the remaining matches of the season.
The Clarets have been woeful this season as they have failed to build on their impressive seventh-placed finish last season. The defeat two weeks ago to ten-man Leicester was a new low for the club as they sit two points off the relegation places.
Burnley next faces high flying Wolves at Turf Moor in what promises to be a crucial clash for the Clarets.