LFC Foundation continues to support mental health initiatives for fans after Champions League final
Almost a month after the events of the Champions League final, Liverpool and the LFC Foundation have given an update on their support for local mental health organisations. This support aims to connect people affected by the events at the Stade de France that evening with the mental health professionals concerned.
It’s no secret that the actions taken by the French police at the Stade de France were extremely triggering for many of the fans in attendance at the final, and Liverpool did well to ensure that the fans could get some help, if they needed it. .
This support includes a home page on the LFC Foundation web page with links and phone numbers to relevant services, as well as financial assistance to those same services for the likely influx of people in need. Additionally, the club and foundation have also worked closely with Liverpool’s director of public health, Matt Ashton, to create a downloadable toolkit with self-care tips, tools to recognize personal responses to trauma and links for help.
“It’s vitally important that fans know there’s help out there if they need it,” LFC Foundation chief executive Matt Parish said of the bet. up to date.
“In collaboration with a number of expert mental health organizations and with the support of the expertise of Matt Ashton, this latest resource is available to all fans. It not only tells people where to go for help , but also offers advice for those coping with the ongoing effects of such a harrowing event.
Whilst unfortunately the links and support provided by the foundation remain only available to people living on Merseyside, it is the kind of support which is often overlooked by major sporting organizations following the terrible events experienced. by fans. Events that Liverpool fans unfortunately know only too well.
“The events in Paris will have been traumatic for many people, and could have an impact on mood and state of mind,” Ashton added.
“For most people, this is a very natural part of the post-traumatic process, and these feelings will go away after a few weeks. However, for a small number of people, these feelings will persist.
“Therefore, it’s really important that LFC and the LFC Foundation are able to move into more specialist welfare and services where appropriate.”
If anyone is struggling with the events of the Champions League final, this writer encourages readers to seek mental health support as well – it’s easier than you think and will make all the difference .