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11 January 2021



11 January 2021

IT'S not just footballers who need a Team Talk – we all need to have a positive chat especially with the isolation of the Covid 19 pandemic.

That’s why Burton Albion is supporting the Team Talk initiative launched by the EFL and its charity partner MIND.

Whether it’s to discuss everything football and Burton Albion related or simply to just grab a cuppa and listen in to the conversation you can stay connected to Burton Albion and your team, with Team Talk sessions.

These will take place via Zoom on Mondays at 6pm-7pm and Fridays at 9.30am-10.30am starting from January 18.

To take part in any of the sessions please email Scott Taylor:

You will then be sent a link to the meeting and a Passcode to enter it.

New research into men’s mental health suggests that, while some progress has been made, men feel worried or low more regularly than ten years ago and are consequently twice as likely to feel suicidal.

The findings are part of ‘Get It Off Your Chest: Men’s mental health 10 years on’ – a report commissioned by Mind as part of its charity partnership with the EFL.

Results show that one of the top alternatives to medication includes social activity, which during the pandemic has been difficult for many people, especially football supporters with matches being behind closed doors.

To help keep supporters connected to their clubs, Team Talk sessions will informally bring fans together to talk about football – helping them stay connected during what can be a difficult time for many.

The sessions build on the excellent community work of clubs throughout the pandemic.

Matt Hancock, Head of Community at BACT, said: “We are all missing football and the social interaction that brings. Loneliness and isolation are major effects of the pandemic, but we want people to know they are not alone, and we can still come together to talk about all things Burton Albion.”

Burton Albion’s home game with Ipswich on Saturday, January 16, will be the club’s official Mind fixture - look out for more on the club website and social media channels and in the next digital programme.


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