Combinations Episode 26 – Cristian Montaño tells fans “it’s ok not to be ok”

On the eve of the biggest game of his life, as Port Vale prepare to take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, one of the Vale’s biggest stars, Cristian Montaño, talks candidly in Combined Healthcare’s ‘Combinations’ podcast about the pressures of the game and how he overcame his own issues with mental health by being brave enough to talk to his family about the problems he was facing. Listen below via Soundcloud.

He urges his fans to realise “it’s ok not to be ok” and points them to Combined Healthcare’s 24/7, 365 days a year mental health crisis service – available for free to anyone of any age on 0800 0 328 728 (option 1).

To hear more about Cristian’s story, watch this film:

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