Set up by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992, the event takes place every year on 10th October with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and supporting all mental health stakeholders in their work changing attitudes.
The EFL and their charity partner, Mind, recently launched an awareness campaign for World Mental Health Day 2019, Goals Worth Talking About.
The campaign is the latest activity by the EFL and Mind, who are currently in the second year of their ground-breaking charity partnership which aims to improve the nation’s mental health and wellbeing and the approach to mental health in football.
Want to know more about Goals Worth Talking About? Visit efl.com/-more/all-about-the-efl/official-charity.
Mind’s own research shows that over half of people (56 per cent) feel that football fans find it easier to show their emotions at football matches than at any other time. Despite this the charity also knows that many fans, particularly men, are likely to be struggling in silence for fear of opening up about their mental health.
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem, but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.
Since launching their strategy in 2012, they have seen some significant changes in mental health. In just six years, public attitudes are improving, support is growing, and mental health is high on the political agenda.
Because of Mind, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to their information and services nationally and locally, in England and Wales. They are building on change, but they know there is much more to do.
We are encouraging all Hull City supporters to donate what they can to the charity to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Donate £3 by texting FOOTBALL to 70660. That money could go towards saving a life.
To find your nearest Mind charity, please visit: mind.org.uk/information-support/local-minds/
EFL guides have been designed to offer support and advice to people. Working with NHS the self help guides provide information on some of the Mental Health conditions. You can access the guides HERE.
Visit mind.org.uk/football for more information.
As part of the EFL’s partnership with the mental health charity Mind, bespoke ‘On Your Side’ pin badges have been produced in unique colourways of all EFL clubs so that fans can show their support for better mental health.
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. So that’s why Hull City are asking you to wear an ‘On Your Side’ badge with pride, with proceeds of badge sales going toward Mind’s life-changing services.
You can buy your Hull City ‘On Your Side’ badge directly from Mind by clicking here.