The EFL, its Clubs and their respective Club Community Organisations will once again come together with charity partner, Mind, to collectively mark World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10th October.
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.
To mark the ‘Do One Thing’ campaign BAFC and BACT have a number of activities throughout the week including surprising a fan with a signed shirt, hosting a zoom call with BAFC forward Harry Chapman discussing football, life and wellbeing for employees of one of our partners, Palletforce.
In addition to this we will have interviews and social media content from Brewers players past and present to raise awareness of the ‘Do One Thing’ campaign.
Supporters can get involved in the campaign by sharing their ‘one thing’ of advice or activities across social media using the #DoOneThing.
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.”
For more information on how to get involved with ‘Do One Thing’ on World Mental Health Day see www.mind.org.uk/wmhd
If you need support from Mind visit Mind.org.uk for information and advice. You can also talk to Mind via the confidential Infoline on 0300 123 3393 or text 86463.