Blues and the Community Trust team up for World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day, Blues Community Trust arranged for Lukas Jutkiewicz to surprise an inspiring volunteer.

18-year-old Luke Riley is a third-year degree student on the Blues Community Trust's Football and Education programme.

After experiencing mental health problems, Luke began to share his personal story to help others in the same situation.

Luke has spent the past year visiting schools in Birmingham and delivering his own mental health workshop to start conversations around the subject.

Earlier this week, Luke shared his presentation with first year degree students to encourage them to prioritise their mental health and raise awareness of the support services available.

Lukas Jutkiewicz surprised the group by getting involved with the session before showing his support for Luke’s bravery. 

The forward offered the students advice and a revealing insight into his own mental health experience and the pressures of being an elite athlete.

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Do ‘one thing’ to show your support

The COVID19 pandemic and months of lockdown has had an impact on our mental health and wellbeing.  

According to research by mental health charity, Mind, more than 60 % of adults and 68% of young people feel their mental health deteriorated during the coronavirus crisis.

Mind’s ‘do one thing’ campaign aims to inspire people to make one small change or take one action to look after their mental health.

As part of the campaign, EFL Clubs will play their part and ‘do one thing’ to say thank you to someone deserving within their local communities.

Supporters can get involved in the campaign by sharing their ‘one thing’ of advice or activities across social media.

For more information on how to get involved with ‘Do one thing’ on World Mental Health Day, click here