Fundraiser at Stockport County

On 14th October, we went down to Stockport County FC Vs Blyth Spartans courtesy of County’s Community Foundation – they had invited us down to the nearest match to World Mental Health Day to raise funds and mental health awareness.

We raised £328.28 and spoke to a number of people about mental health at our information stall.

Thank you to all the kind fans of both County and Blyth Spartans who donated money or said hello, as well as to the Foundation and Club for having us again.

To find out more about what we did on World Mental Health Day itself, you can click here

This blog post gives a rundown of when we were at County earlier in the year, for a match in January.

Because lots of the people at the match were male, this allowed us an opportunity to distribute some information on men’s mental health. We had some resources with us, including ‘Mandictionary’ beermats from the charity CALM.

CALM is a charity specifically dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. If you’re feeling suicidal, you can phone their helpline 365 days per year, 5pm-midnight on 0800 58 58 58, or the Samaritans on 116 123.