Struggling With Anxiety or Depression? This Football Club Has Your Back

Feeling sad, moody or low from time to time is normal. But for some people these experiences are intense, lasting for a long period of time. More than just bouts of blues, these depressions can often drive them to catastrophic decisions.

Lucky for Barnsley FC fan Chris Ryder, it was the club boss Gauthier Ganaye who decided to lend an ear when he shared his struggles with anxiety and depression online.

Ganaye wrote a letter to him personally, to tell him: “I felt like I want to reach out to you and get in touch. I’ve noticed through social media that you’ve had a bit of a hard time recently, I’m not sure what it is but I hope everything improves for you as soon as possible.”

“You are welcome to swing by anytime. My office door is always open and we’ve finally got a new coffee machine, huge thanks to Alfie Mawson for that!”, he adds.

Ganaye also didn’t forget to share the contact details for mental health services, saying: “Alternatively, You make have noticed the squiggle on the back of the player lettering on the shirts? It’s for the MIND charity. They are an EFL partner this season and do some really great work. I’ve included their contacts below.”

The next time you are down, just remember that there are people out there who really care for you and life is not that bad.

If that doesn’t work, there is always your football club.



Photo by Frantzou Fleurine on Unsplash

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