Priory proud to support awareness event at Norwich City Football Club that aims to tackle issues around mental health

Priory will be helping to kick off an important evening of discussion and debate on Thursday 21 September at an event organised by the Norwich City Fans Social Club.

The Club has invited mental health professionals and charities to be part of the initiative, which will see French former professional footballer, and former Canary, Cedric Anselin, and others talk about the importance of speaking out about mental health.

Cedric is a mental health ambassador for Norfolk County Council and hopes that sharing his story will encourage others to seek help and look after themselves.

Recently he said his message to others suffering from anxiety and depression was to: "Take that first step and admit it. Get help."

The event will promote mental wellbeing, reduce the stigma around mental ill health, and urge people with depression, stress, anxiety and other mental health condition to talk to a family member, friend, or health professional.

Cedric will be talking alongside friend Darren Eadie, and North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, both of whom also have a well-documented interest in mental health matters.

A team of experts from Priory Wellbeing’s Centre in Norwich will be on hand to offer help and information about mental health conditions and the support that is on offer locally.

Steve Roberts, lead therapist at the Priory Wellbeing Centre in Cathedral Street, Norwich said; "Our team of psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists at the Priory Wellbeing Centre would like to congratulate the Norwich City Supporters Club for organising this important event and thank them for kindly inviting us to attend which we are proud and grateful to do.

"We've been welcoming patients, adults and young people, with mild to moderate health problems since 2009.

"Episodes of poor mental health can affect people of all ages and from all backgrounds, sometimes without warning.

"We're really proud to be part of the local mental health community offering support to patients and their families in Norwich and Norfolk, offering treatment for addictions, depression, anxiety, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder and other emotional and self-confidence issues. Initial assessments and advice for addictions are offered free of charge."

Entry is free for Thursday's event that will be held in the Top of the Terrace, 7:30pm at Carrow Road. However, there will be the opportunity to make a donation on the night to mental health charities.

For more details visit www.ncfsc.co.uk, follow @NorwichCityFSC on Twitter or search Norwich City Fans Social Club on Facebook.

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