The Footballers' Guidebook – In the wake of Gary Speed's death last weekend, the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) have issued ex-players with a guide on how to deal with mental health and stress issues. The same guide was sent to current players in July, before the 2011/12 season began.
The Footballers' Guidebook – The guide is written in the style of a comic book, depicting stressful situations a player may encounter during their career.
The Footballers' Guidebook – The guide tells the story of fictional players going through troubled periods in their careers, such as professionals who find themselves of contract and in financial difficulty.
The Footballers' Guidebook – It also deals with handling the pressure of expectation and dealing with playing in front on large crowds.
The Footballers' Guidebook – Another issue highlighted is how players arriving from foreign countries may struggle to settle and adapt to English football.