Devon homeless in football tournament

A group of homeless people who receive help from the Chapter 1 shelter in Torquay will take part in a football competition for homeless people

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Football 'key to my recovery'

I became homeless because of alcohol and legal highs.

I've been having panic attacks and bad anxiety since I was 17. I have depression. I used to drink to block out the anxiety, and take legal highs to lift my depression.

It meant me losing jobs, and my home.

I now know exercise is the best thing for depression. That's why football, and all sports activities, are important to me.

When I move into my own place, I'll still carry on with the weekly football sessions through the hostel because I love it.

– Chris, resident in Chapter 1 hostel in Torquay

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