The Irish Football Foundation support Time To Talk Day

To mark Time To Talk Day, which promotes mental health awareness, The Irish FA Foundation launched a video featuring Northern Ireland legend Keith Gillespie.

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In the video the former Manchester United, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers star says it is good to talk about mental health issues. 

Keith is supporting Ahead Of The Game, the foundation’s mental health programme for football clubs. 

The foundation also revealed on Time To Talk Day, it will be hosting 36 Ahead Of The Game workshops across Northern Ireland this year.

The workshops aim to support clubs and volunteers when dealing with mental health issues and focus on challenging stigma and preventative measures. 

The programme is part of the UEFA Hat Trick funding for football and social responsibility and was developed in partnership with TAMHI (Tackling Awareness Of Mental Health Issues), Change Your Mind and Train 2B Smart Soccer.

For more information about the Ahead Of The Game workshops contact Gavin Nelson at the Irish FA Foundation -

Watch the video here