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'Inside the Mind' of EFL players and managers for Mental Health Awareness Week

18 May 2020

Brentford FC manager, Thomas Frank, Huddersfield Town’s Danny Cowley and Oxford United’s Karl Robinson join an array of players and managers from across the EFL in a special series of films released to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

The ‘Inside the Mind of’ campaign, launched in partnership with the EFL’s charity partner, Mind, will see 10 representatives from across the League discussing mental health experiences, time in lockdown and advice for fans.

Hosted by EFL Ambassador, Sky Sports presenter and former Charlton Athletic player, Scott Minto, and broadcaster, speaker and mental health advocate, Charlie Webster, the interviews hope to provide fans with a look ‘Inside the Mind of…’ representatives from across the EFL.

As part of the League’s charity partnership with Mind, the players and managers involved will also today be unveiled as ‘On Your Side Champions’ and will support various projects and campaigns throughout the season.

The films released this week are the first opportunity for some of the Champions to directly support the vital work taking place at Clubs across the EFL to raise awareness of the partnership, improve the approach to mental health in football and raise important funds for Mind.

The EFL and Mind ‘On Your Side’ Champions are as follows:

Danny Cowley – Huddersfield Town

Thomas Frank – Brentford FC

Sam Hutchinson – Sheffield Wednesday

Matt Blair – Doncaster Rovers

Will Nightingale – AFC Wimbledon

Karl Robinson – Oxford United

Keith Curle – Northampton Town

Michael Doughty – Swindon Town

Ryan Lowe – Plymouth Argyle

Stuart Sinclair – Walsall

From today, a film will be released each day on the EFL’s YouTube and other digital channels.

The interviews conducted by Charlie Webster will also be available to listen to as part of the My Sporting Mind podcast.

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