Counselling support for clients and families at ESH Works...

ESH Works are now providing counselling to support people through their problems with addiction and other life issues.

Sam Shilton has joined ESH Works as part of their team to support people with substance misuse problems.

ESH Works is an independent non profit making organisation providing mutual support for those addicted to or affected by alcohol, drugs or other dependencies.

Sam Shilton joins the PFA counselling team...

The Professional Football Association (PFA) has recruited a team of counsellors to help football players with mental health issues.

The team of 13 accredited counsellors will be headed up by ex-Brighton winger Michael Bennett, who has been appointed as head of player welfare for the PFA.

His team includes five former professional football players, including former Bristol City defender Andy Jordan, former Rochdale striker Andy Milner and ex-Coventry defender Sam Shilton.

Former players help PFA with counselling...

The PFA have recruited a team of former players who have overcome mental health issues and addiction to tackle similar problems afflicting the modern game.

Five former professionals are among a group of 13 qualified counsellors set up as part of a network launched last month to combat the dangers facing players that were brought to the nation's attention by the Gary Speed tragedy.

Concern: PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor Former Brighton winger Michael Bennett has been appointed head of player welfare at the PFA and his team include West Ham psychologist and ex-Huddersfield midfielder Lee Richardson, former Bristol City defender Andy Jordan, ex-Rochdale striker Andy Milner and former Coventry defender Sam Shilton.