‘Do One Thing’ this World Mental Health Day
Prioritising our mental health has never been more important.
Mind’s latest research revealed that more than 60% of adults and 68% of young people felt their mental health deteriorated during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
That’s why we’re supporting Mind’s World Mental Health Day campaign to ‘do one thing’ to look after our own mental health or that of others.
Cardiff City Football Club have been supporting better mental health across South Wales through Cardiff City FC Community Foundation projects. Recent activities include:
- Providing wellbeing check ins for young people.
- Providing mentoring for young people in schools to support emotion wellbeing.
- Providing safe spaces online for people to stay connected.
Cardiff City FC Executive Director & CEO Ken Choo said: “As we continue to feel the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and observe local lockdowns, promoting better mental health has never been more important. It’s vital that we continue to raise awareness and provoke conversation around the subject.
“I encourage all Cardiff City supporters to get involved in the build-up to World Mental Health Day and ‘do one thing’ this week that will make a difference to your own mental health or that of those around you.”
Foundation Director Gavin Hawkey said: “The last few months have been difficult for all of us in different ways. Many of us will have experienced concerns about our health, our finances and our loved ones.
“We know that more and more people are experiencing mental health issues. We’ve responded by adapting our programmes to support the mental health of our communities and we’re asking you to join us.
“Whether it’s taking regular exercise or reaching out to a friend, we’re encouraging everyone to do one thing.”
Cardiff City call on everyone to ‘do one thing’ to support your own mental health or that of others ahead of World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th October.
We’ve also created a toolkit with tips for better mental health and resources to share across social media. Click here to access toolkit.