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Jimmy Carter praises greater mental health awareness

28 October 2016

Former Lions star talks to Sky at MCT Mental Health event

Former Millwall winger Jimmy Carter believes that during his playing days, players would be unlikely to admit to any form of mental health issue for fear of it being taken as a sign of weakness and affecting their careers.

At a recent football tournament staged by Millwall Community Trust in support of World Mental Health Day, Jimmy said: "It is very positive that the stigma attached to mental health issues no longer seems to be there, and it is important that clubs like Millwall promote events like this, and individual sportsmen and women are able to talk about their experiences and how they dealt with them as an encouragement to others".

Jimmy, who went on to play in the top flight with Arsenal and Liverpool before returning via Portsmouth for a second spell at The Den, presented medals at the tournament which featured teams representing Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Charlton as well as Millwall.

You can view Sky Sports News' feature on the event and an interview with Jimmy Carter below:

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