Liverpool FC has launched a new mental health toolkit, which offers further support to fans suffering the ongoing effects of the events surrounding the Champions League final.
Working closely with LFC Foundation and Liverpool’s director of public health, Matt Ashton, the club has developed the new resource, which is available to access on the club’s website for supporters in the wake of distressing events in Paris.
LFC continues to work with a number of expert mental health organisations and is encouraging fans to seek assistance should they need it.
The club has also pledged financial assistance for those organisations already in high demand, and wants supporters to know that expert help continues to be available.
Matt Parish, chief executive of LFC Foundation, said: “It’s vitally important that supporters know there is help out there if they feel they need it.
“Working together with a number of expert mental health organisations, and with the support of Matt Ashton’s expertise, this latest resource is available to all fans. It not only signposts people where to go for support, but also offers advice to those dealing with the ongoing effects of such a distressing event.”
A landing page continues to be available on the LFC Foundation website signposting fans requesting specialist help from partnering organisations.
Ashton said: “The events in Paris will have been traumatic for many people to witness or experience, and could impact on mood and state of mind.
“For most people, this is a very natural part of the post-trauma process, and these feelings will resolve after a couple of weeks. However, for a small number of people these feelings will persist.
“Therefore, it is really important that LFC and the LFC Foundation are able to signpost towards wellbeing services and more specialist services as appropriate.”