Shrewsbury Town are proud to come together with the EFL, other clubs, and charity partner, Mind, to collectively mark World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10 October) this year.
With Mind’s latest research revealing that more than 60% of adults and over two thirds of young people (68%) felt their mental health deteriorated during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, encouraging conversations around our own mental health and that of others has never been more important. Mind’s ‘do one thing’ campaign aims to inspire people to make one small change or take one action to look after their mental health.
As part of the campaign, EFL Clubs will play their part and ‘do one thing’ to say thank you to someone deserving within their local communities. At Shrewsbury Town in the Community we will be continuing to run our weekly Head’s Up sessions and to mark the occasion will be launching an additional virtual fitness session with participants to help keep them engaged and provide another chance for them to catch up with friends.
From Monday 5 October, Clubs and Club Community Organisations (CCOs) will be sharing their activity and advice across their channels throughout the next week. Supporters can get involved in the campaign by sharing their ‘one thing’ of advice or activities across social media.
EFL Chief Executive, David Baldwin, said: “It is fantastic to see EFL Clubs come together to once again mark World Mental Health Day and support our charity partner, Mind. Looking after our mental health and that of others has always been vital but as we all feel the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, it has never been more important to continue to raise awareness and encourage conversations around the subject. The various activity taking place this week is a small example of how our Clubs and their respective Club Community Organisations are at the forefront of tackling some of society’s biggest issues. They play a vital role in improving the lives of so many people within communities across the country. I’d encourage everyone to get involved and ‘do one thing’ this week – one small action may have a much bigger impact on those around you and help someone in need.”
This is the latest activity by the EFL and Mind, who are currently in Year Three of their groundbreaking charity partnership which aims to raise awareness of mental health amongst fans and the wider public, help raise funds for Mind to deliver life changing services and improve the approach to mental health in the EFL and Clubs.
The League recently celebrated the impact of the charity partnership over the last two seasons, with the results available to view here.