The tournament, which featured 20 teams from Greenwich, Bexley and Kent, was held to provide an opportunity for young people who have experienced mental illness to take part in a competition on the famous Valley turf.
Many of the teams that entered have links with CACT’s mental health project, which RCS are patrons of, including teams from Oxleas, Status Employment and CACT’s acclaimed Kent and Medway NHS project.
Carl Krauhaus, CACT’s Disability and Mental Health Officer, said: “The tournament is a great example of using football as an aid in the recovery process of young people who have suffered mental health problems.”
RCS are really excited about supporting the CATC’s Disability and Mental Health strand. Support for those with disabilities or mental health issues is vital and RCS are proud to be able to help in any way we can.
We are looking forward to being able to help fundraise and offer manpower through our staff to help out whenever possible.
Through events such as the Mental Health football tournament you can see first-hand the positive effect that these initiatives have on people with mental health issues and disabilities and you fully appreciate the work that CACT do. We, at RCS, are extremely proud to be patrons of such an important and ground-breaking programme. We look forward to a successful partnership with CACT.
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