Brentford FC staff joined other English Football League (EFL) clubs, club community organisations (CCOs) and their communities in undertaking a ‘Mile For Mind’ this week. It is part of a drive to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place from 10 – 16 May 2021. The full story on why MHAW is so important can be seen here.
Staff working at our offices, next to our stadium, braved the rain this week to complete their mind. Their route took them past our stadium, over the River Thames in to Kew and back again. They took time out during the Club’s weekly Well’Bee’ing sessions to get out in the fresh air to walk a Mile for Mind and to help raise funds to support the EFL's partner charity.
As part of the EFL’s ‘On Your Side’ partnership with Mind, people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to do a ‘Mile For Mind’ to help raise awareness of mental health and donate much-needed funds to support Mind. Individuals taking part can do their ‘Mile For Mind’ however they wish, be it walking, skipping, jumping or hopping in parks and open public spaces to home gardens and housing estates. With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem each year, the EFL and Mind is asking for every one person taking part in ‘Mile For Mind’ to nominate a further three friends, family members or colleagues to join in.
The EFL and Mind ‘On Your Side’ charity partnership launched ahead of the 2018/19 season with the aim of raising awareness of mental health, improving the approach to mental health in football and to raise funds to deliver life-changing support. Since then, the partnership has successfully delivered award-winning campaigns in the fight for better mental health within football. Brentford FC Head Coach is an On Your Side ambassador. See more here.