• SBFC Committee


Young people should not face mental health problems alone. This is why the ERCFA have launched and are committed to helping recruit, train and support 95 Mental Wellness Champions who will be embedded into every junior football club in the county.

SBFC are delighted to announce Scott Cattaneo has stepped forwards to become our club mental wellness champion. To contact Scott please see our Safeguarding webpage for more information.

The role of the Mental Wellness Champion is to champion positive mental health in young people, support a culture of listening to young people and promote a positive club culture where young people thrive.

Underpinned by training from Hull and East Yorkshire MIND and support from KOOTH the Mental Wellness Champions will also be able to spot signs of poor mental health in young people and provide support through signposting to appropriate services.

The programme will initially be piloted through the regions Community and Development FA Charter Standard accredited clubs before we embark on a mission to ensure every youth club in East Riding has their own Mental Wellness Champion.

East Riding FA CEO Adam Lowthorpe said; "East Riding FA is committed to the safeguarding and wellness of every young person who plays grassroots football in our county. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the the unique challenges that many of our young people are under and we want to help ensure that when grassroots football returns they are supported through our fantastic network of grassroots football clubs".

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