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Lincoln City's Nathan Arnold hosts mental health event

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Lincoln City footballer Nathan Arnold is hosting an “Anxiety Awareness” evening at the club’s Sincil Bank stadium.

The 29-year-old has spoken out about his battle with anxiety and urged others suffering with mental health issues to seek help.

He said he has battled the problem since his mother died in 2015 and now wants to share his experiences.

“If I can help just one person it will make the world a better place.”

 

“Some people think footballers are robots who do not feel the same things as other human beings,” he said.

“You feel almost like you are the only one going through it and I felt like that last season.

 

Arnold is now having counselling and learning neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques in order to control his anxiety.

He said he hoped the event would help encourage others to open up about their issues.

“I spoke openly about my anxiety and since then people have gravitated towards me.

 

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