Derek Goodwin is a Liverpool fan but says it is Everton which has saved his life through its mental health provision.
Everton in the Community’s award-winning mental health programmes have provided life-changing and life-saving support to people across Merseyside since 2007. The Club and its official charity want to increase access to care through The People’s Place, a proposed open-door facility on the Goodison Campus which will deliver a range of mental health programmes and enable signposting to other services.
In the lead-up to World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October, evertonfc.com will be publishing a series of videos and articles to improve awareness of the issue and illustrate the unconditional support available from Everton in the Community to anybody suffering with mental health.
Today focuses on the charity’s pioneering Imagine Your Goals programme, a ground-breaking fitness initiative that also offers local people who are living with mental health issues an opportunity to talk about their problems and seek help and support in a familiar environment.
One participant, Derek Goodwin, is a Liverpool fan but says it is Everton which has saved his life through its mental health provision.
If you need mental health support or to find out more about The People’s Place project, please look around this website.