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**FREE COURSE** Taking Action – Tackling Mental Health

Date: 20/02/2019
Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 3FF
How to Book

Please email applications stating Name, Club, Position to [email protected]





Discussions between the FMPA and Premier League have led to the funding of an education workshop for medicine and performance staff in professional football.


This will be held at the Etihad Stadium and will be FREE to all FMPA members.


A nominal charge of £30 will be applicable for non-members.


The event is expected to stimulate a lively debate about where we are with this increasingly important issue and explore the role of, and the thoughts of our members in determining what needs to be done to deliver best practice care within football.


Please note delegate spaces will be limited and allocated on a first come basis.


Schedule – ‘Taking Action’ FMPA Conference


2.00 – 2.15    Introduction

Eamonn Salmon

Setting out the format of the event

2.15 – 2.30    Premier League

Andy O’Boyle

Detailing the work that the Premier League are doing in Mental Health

2.30 – 3.00    Sporting Chance

Colin Bland or Alex Mills

Defining Mental Health challenges within Football

3.00 – 3.20  Professor Andy Smith

First Aid for Mental Health

3.20 – 3.40  Welfare and Safeguarding Officer

Mental Health outside of the Premier League

Mike Hurn – Wigan Athletic FC

3.40 – 4.10   Break

4.10 – 4.40   Mental Illness

Phillip Hopley


4.40 – 5.00   Club Medical Staff and their role in Mental Health Awareness

Bryan English

5.00 – 5.45   Taking Action – setting out a plan for management of Mental Health in Football – possibly a ‘consensus statement’ for publication in FMPA magazine

Panel Discussion

5.45 – 6.00   Summing up and Closing comments

Eamonn Salmon