The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust attended The Camden Cup (Sixth Form Football Tournament) which was hosted by Samir Qurashi, Camden Youth MP, and Camden Youth Council’s Mental Health and Support Subgroup.
The event was aimed at raising awareness of mental health and promoting healthy exercise habits, after young people in the Borough reported a lack of sports initiatives for over 16s, in a mental health survey conducted by the Youth Council earlier this year.
The Tavistock and Portman’s Camden CAMHS Wellbeing Team was on hand to answer many questions the young people had about mental health, coping strategies, how to get help, and even advice on pursuing careers in psychological professions.
Research shows that exercise positively affects our mental health as it improves our sleep, mood, confidence, helps us to manage stress, and connect with others and nature, among other benefits.
The event was attended by Councillor Nazma Rahman, the Mayor of Camden, and Councillor Sabrina Francis.
Congratulations to the winners Regent Sixth Form, second place winners LaSWAP Sixth Form, and third place winners CSG Sixth Form.