Supporting mental health
Everton's Out of the Blue programme gives participants the opportunity to speak with experts about a variety of issues.
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week in May, Everton in the Community (EitC) launched the 'Out of the Blue' initiative aimed at supporting participants' mental health and wellbeing.
The six-week long online education course gave participants the opportunity to speak to experienced counsellors and therapists about a range of topics including self-esteem, dealing with stress and pressure and addictions.
Out of the Blue is the latest wellbeing initiative from EitC which aims to support individuals’ mental health.
It complements the monthly drop-in service and the charity's 13 other mental-health focused programmes, including their Veteran’s Hub project.
"We need to speak to each other, check in on friends, check in on our family and let people know that you care for them, are here for them and give them that feeling of belonging," said Everton midfielder Tom Davies.
EitC is committed to promoting positive mental health and is due to start construction on a purpose-built facility, The People's Place, close to Goodison Park in the coming months.
This will become a delivery site for the charity’s existing mental health programmes, enable signposting to other services and deliver support relating to suicide awareness and prevention.
Did you know?
15 Mental health-focused programmes are run by Everton in the Community