Good mood is the goal

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PEOPLE with severe mental health issues are being helped on the road to recovery - through football.

Calderdale Council’s inclusion support service and the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) are working with Huddersfield Town FC to give people with mental health issues the chance to improve self-confidence, social skills and boost physical activity.

The Good Mood League is a five-a-side league of nine teams from across the trust’s area, with players who have all used mental health services.

A team from Calderdale has been asked to play an exhibition match against Huddersfield Town Legends tomorrow.

It will take place at half-time during promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town’s clash with League 1 rivals Swindon Town at the Galpharm Stadium.

Debbie Nicholson, of Calderdale’s inclusion support services, said: “We’re really pleased that some of the people who use the service will get the chance to play at the stadium.

“It will be a great experience for people to play in front of such a big crowd.”

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