The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme are encouraging men to open up about mental health through their ‘All to play for’ sessions.
Ahead of World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October, SWFCCP are promoting their weekly support programme, which aims to provide men with physical activity and opportunities to socialise.
The programme runs for 12 weeks at the Hillsborough Arena and includes walking football and exercise circuits.
Furthermore, the Owls aim to reduce the stigmas associated with suicide in men by providing participants with a safe space to chat and develop relationships.
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.
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 clubs and their respective 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.”
For more information on the Owls’ Community Programme, please CLICK HERE.