whg has teamed up with Walsall FC to help Walsall school pupils improve their mental health.

The leading Midlands landlord is running a series of workshops at Edgar Stammers Primary Academy as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.

And on Wednesday Saddlers stars Andy Cook and Josh Gordon joined in a school assembly to answer questions based around mental and physical health.

Cook and Gordon also gave an insight into their paths into football, as well as their careers so far.

Clare Thomas, whg’s Head of Health and Wellbeing, said: “We are delighted to be working with Edgar Stammers this week to deliver activities for Children’s Mental Health Week.

“We are running a variety of workshops including those that looks at food and feelings, movement and music, and good sleep and we have a family breakfast for children and their families, run alongside the school nursing service to help parents in recognising difficult emotions in their children.

“We are proud to be working alongside the Walsall FC Community Programme and it was good to have two Walsall FC players coming to share how they sustain healthy bodies and healthy minds.”

Martin Manley, Manager for Engagement at Walsall FC Community Programme, said: “It has been great to have the players meet the children and answer some of their questions.”

“We’re glad we could support whg and their mental health delivery this week. It is an important issue and we’re looking forward to working more with whg on this in future.”

For information and support, you can head to www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk