Warning: this article refers to poor mental health and suicide

Members from a local football project aimed at tackling poor mental health will cycle 200km to raise funds for the team.

Participants will set off on July 14 from Liverpool City Centre to Morecambe Bay, before making their way back.

The club has so far raised £155 of their £1,500 target, and all the money will go directly to funding the weekly sessions held at Goals Liverpool South/North.

Fundraiser organiser Tom Jeremy is one of seven who will be making the journey and has expressed the importance of supporting the cause.

He said: “Everyone works voluntarily, and nobody takes any money for the amazing work that’s being done, and I want to raise funds for a group of people that saved my life.”

He joined the team three years ago, thanks to encouragement from his partner, after dealing with anxiety, depression, and paranoia for many years.

Liverpool Football Therapy aims to save lives by combating loneliness and low self-esteem.

Tom said: “Being around people who know what it’s like to struggle provides a lot of relief.

“The sense of togetherness makes life feel that bit more bearable.

“That’s why it’s so important that we raise enough funds to continue the important work we do here.”

If you want to support the initiative, you can visit the team’s GoFundMe page.

Liverpool Football Therapy will also host The Sean Bradley Cup on June 7, a five-a-side tournament open to all mental health organisations and teams.

If you would like more information on the team, then you can visit their X (formerly twitter) or Facebook page.

Help is available Samaritans: Call: 03300945717 or Text SHOUT to 85258.