On this special episode of The Grassroots Football Coach, Berks & Bucks FA County Coach Developer, Mark Rivers attends a 'Talking Tactics' event, to meet Jason McMahon, a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Mental Health Ambassador for Berkshire Rugby.
Having suffered with deep depression himself and feeling very alone with no purpose, Jason reflects on how he not only found the inspiration to talk, but also on how a Goldfish called 'Wilson' saved his life...
Jason also discusses how he now uses his own life experiences to help players, members, coaches, parents and officials struggling with mental health to reach out for support.
If you would like to make contact with Jason directly to discuss future speaker opportunities, group training needs or further information on his story:
For more information about Talking Tactics; Tackling Mental Health Awareness through Talking Football, please visit http://www.berks-bucksfa.com/TalkingTactics
Music and post-production by Darren Fellerdale.