Tottenham Hotspur to create pioneering mental health role amid calls for more academy support
The i says Tottenham Hotspur is recruiting a Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Manager to work closely with boys and girls academy players and ensure mental wellbeing is prioritised throughout the club.
One figure who has worked in mental health and football for several years has told i they believe it is the first of its kind – taking a whole-club approach – in a Big Six Premier League club.
Currently, Premier League regulations state that clubs must only have a designated lead in this area, which can fall to a head of safeguarding or a clinical psychologist. Last year, Brighton appointed James Bell as Head of Psychology and Wellbeing and psychologist Cara Lea Moseley as Mental Wellbeing Manager, a first in English football.
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