Football tournament promotes positive mental health for young people

10th May 2022

Gwent Police hosted an under 11s football tournament for teams across Blaenau Gwent at the Keith Williams field in Abertillery.


The day provided an opportunity to play sport but also aimed to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health for young people. 


Officers from the Blaenau Gwent neighbourhood team enlisted the local mental health charity Tidy Butt to help the young people better understand their mental health and wellbeing. The session aimed to educate and empower the young football players and give them the confidence and tools to face life’s challenges.


Police and Crime Commissioner, Jeff Cuthbert said: “Sport is a fantastic tool to help young people come together for a common goal and the tournament provided a platform for a very serious message to be communicated with the players and their family and friends.


“I commend the work of the Blaenau Gwent officers and Tidy Butt, and I was very pleased to be able to provide funding from my Positive Impact Fund to help Gwent Police coordinate the event.


“Well done to everyone who took part.”


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