My mental health is ok, but like most people I’ve had periods in my life when it’s been less so. Mainly circumstantial. But I have family who suffer, including one of my kids. So understand both how hard it is, and also how hard it is to live with someone who suffers (not easy!).
This morning though I felt a bit ‘meh’ as many of us are. And the tonic I felt I needed was a trip to the football. I have a pretty stressful job and only now realise how important the primal scream element of a Saturday is. That physical distance from the normal working day that comes from travelling to a game. The feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself. The focus on details and nerdy elements like stats and formations that become a fascination rather than work things. I don’t know if there’s ever been a study on the relationship between active football fandom and mental health, but I’m sure there must be something interesting to be said.
Hope everyone is well in these tough times and empathy to anyone who isn’t. Look forward to being with you all in a ground as soon as we can. The noise will tell you all you need to know about how important football is to our welling!