5 October 2012 Last updated at 07:01

Stoke and Vincent Pericard aim to combat player depression

Stoke City have become the first Premier League club to actively address the issue of depression in football, with the help of former striker Vincent Pericard.

Elite Welfare Management - a not-for-profit organisation set up by Pericard - will speak with and offer confidential support to their players.

BBC Sport's Tim Hague talks to Pericard and former Peterborough United and Norwich City player Leon McKenzie, who both suffered from severe depression, about the difficulties they have overcome.

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