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Jersey football manager calls for more mental health support

Martin became because manager of the men's team in July

The manager of Jersey's men's football team is calling for more mental health help to support those in sport.

Martin Cassidy knows all to well the importance of having good mental health.

After suffering with problems himself, he sought help and says having the skills to deal with difficulties means people can improve their lives.

Martin has worked in sport for decades and wants more inclusion of mental health, so people can recognise behaviours and triggers and won't be afraid to ask questions.

He told ITV News there is "definitely not" enough being done to help people who are suffering.

Athletes need somewhere to go where they feel comfortable talking about their feelings, he believes.

And men in particular, he added, are the most afraid to ask questions which they think could make them appear weak.

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