Beating the blues at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea Football Club opened the gates of its Stamford Bridge ground today, putting on a range of activities for fans.

There was  art and photography exhibition inside the West Stand's Drake Suite, football free-styling, dance classes and healthy living workshops, giving Chelsea fans the perfect opportunity to have some fun in our west London home.

There will also be information on mental health awareness to ensure the event combats the stigma attached to mental health issues.

The day has been put on by the Chelsea Foundation in conjunction with Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre and the charity Mind to raise awareness for mental health issues within the surrounding community.

Michael Cole, London development manager for the Chelsea Foundation says:

"The point of Mental Health Day to raise awareness of the fact that there's a problem when it comes to understanding mental health within our society.

"We want to use football as a platform to raise awareness and help people realise that there shouldn't be a stigma attached to mental health issues. It should be something we embrace and understand."

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