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Right Mind sessions off to a positive start

8 March 2016

Programme is designed to help those with low self esteem

Fleetwood Town’s Community Trust held their first Right Mind session with course leader Tony Barlow at Highbury Stadium this morning.

Right Mind is a six week programme run by the Trust in order to improve individuals’ mental health as well as boosting their energy levels.

The group discussed the importance of positive thinking today and were taken on a tour of the stadium before enjoying tea and coffee at the end.

Director of Community, Matt Hilton, said: “Right Mind has emanated from the funding we’ve secured from Lancashire Sports Partnership. It’s a programme to help men and women who are suffering from low self esteem and confidence issues.

“It also offers them that little bit of motivation to maybe get back into employment or to get active again, and is a means of trying to inspire them while giving them an opportunity of being positive with how they live their everyday lives.

“It’s about discussing real pertinent issues that affect us in everyday life such as health issues, and is also a way of socialising and meeting people who may have similar problems and to share common theses.

“We’re using the footballing metaphors for the six weeks, and whilst it’s not directly connected to football we do use metaphors around personal and social development.

“The individuals will look at bounce back ability during the six weeks as well resilience and ways to cope as we all suffer lows in everyday life.

“It gives them the opportunity to get their trainers on and get active which helps with the healthy mind and healthy body concept.”

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