Northampton Saints players speak out on mental health

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A video of Northampton Saints players talking about mental health issues has been released to mark Mental Health Awareness Day 2015.

The initiative is part of the NHS and Northamptonshire County Council Mental Health Stigma Programme, Northamptonshire schools will be taking part in mental health awareness day, providing schools and the wider Northamptonshire community with the opportunity to raise awareness of mental health stigma.

For the first time during this annual event, the Mental Health Stigma Programme are sponsoring the Northampton Saints V London Irish game taking place tonight.

NHS commissioner David Loyd-Hearn, said “Through our work with young people, their parents, carers, teachers, youth workers and health professionals we have seen time and time again the negative effect that mental health stigma can have on children and young people. We hope Mental Health awareness day will present schools and the wider community with an opportunity to talk about the issue openly and candidly, focus on the importance of positive wellbeing and ensure everyone can access the support and information they need.”