To mark the EFL's Day of Action on Tuesday 19 March, first team duo Connor Hall and Joe Pritchard attended a social session at Third Space Cafe in Bolton town centre to meet with members of the Community Trust's Mental Health Football team.
The participants, many of which are Bolton Wanderers supporters, thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the pair, with some of them opening up to the group about their own mental health experiences and how they have used the positives from the session to overcome them and get on the right path.
Taking place on the EFL's annual Day Of Action, this is one day a year which is dedicated to the Community Trusts and Foundations throughout the EFL and presents them with an opportunity to showcase the excellent work done day in day out, to a wider audience.
The Bolton Wanderers Community Trust's Mental Health Football session meannwhile is made up of participants over the age of 16 who have a varying background of issues with mental health, such as depression.
The sessions take place twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday, 11.30am-1pm, with the social gathering taking place between 1.15pm and 3pm.
The football session takes place at Burnden Park in Bolton and after a couple of hours of competitive football and exercise, the group head to Third Space Cafe in Bolton for a social gathering and a bite to eat and a drink.
The Mental Health Football session and the social gathering that follows are a great way for the group to not only socialise but to stay fit and healthy and ensure that there is a continuous focus for the participants to look forward to and enjoy.