Foundation Marks World Mental Health Day
Today is World Mental Health Day. Today is also the day that Newcastle United Foundation, in partnership with Newcastle City Council and the Premier League, will start an important conversation about Mental Health in our city.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year. The most common types being anxiety, stress and depression. The Foundation’s new initiative will specifically target men in Newcastle, aiming to break the silence about mental health so that more men and their families feel able to talk about it. It will also offer training and signposting to support networks.
The Foundation has recently invested in Mental Health First Aid training, to support people in workplaces across the city to manage wellbeing proactively and minimise the impact of mental ill health on work and life. Staff at the Foundation are among the first to come forward and their own experiences and their tips for managing their own mental health.
Kate Bradley, Head of Newcastle United Foundation, said: “Newcastle United Foundation and Newcastle City Council, backed by funding from the Premier League, have pledged to work together to break down the barriers that men in Newcastle face talking about their own mental health. We hope that by starting this important conversation in our own organisation, others will follow.
“The Foundation has a strong track record of community engagement across the city, supporting people to positive lifestyle changes. Mental Health is as important as physical health and we are looking forward to making a real difference to people’s lives with this campaign.”
For more details on Mental Health at Newcastle United Foundation email Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Foundation’s Mental Health web pages for:
- Top Tips on how to stay physically and mentally fit, including Foundation programmes you might be interested in joining
- Information on how to show your support for friends and family
- Advice on where to get help for yourself or a friend
- A safe space to share your stories about why feeling able to talk more about mental health can make a difference
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