Weʼre raising £2,500 to A month of action to raise awareness of mental health. #ShoutOut
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Two of the country’s most progressive Non-League Football Clubs have joined forces to raise awareness and funds with a series of events in February for the charities Mind in Brighton and Hove and Lambeth and Southwark.
Dulwich Hamlet of the Vanarama National League South and Whitehawk of the Pitching In Isthmian League South East announce a series of joint initiatives during February, culminating with a very special ‘zoom’ evening with current Hamlet striker Danny Mills, who spent five years at Whitehawk during one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.
This month of action is about raising and awareness and bringing people together to talk about mental health.
The campaign includes a TV show, Whitehawk’s own TV show on local channel Latest TV, a ‘Virtual’ match, played out on Twitter between the two sides, a radio request show on local London station K2K, a fans quiz night, and an ‘Evening with’ zoom event featuring Danny Mills and some very special guests.
Mental Health issues, particularly amongst young men, have risen sharply since the pandemic began. New research commissioned by Mind in partnership with the English Football League compares new polling data from YouGov with the same survey from 2009. The survey reveals that while some progress has been made, young men especially, feel worried or low, more regularly than ten years ago and are consequently twice as likely to feel suicidal.
Danny Mills said, “Being in football for a number of years I have seen the effects football has on players mental health. The anxiety of not knowing whether you’re going to start a game, waiting to know if you’re going to make the bench. The fear of making mistakes during a game. This campaign has been inspired by seeing these struggles and I want to help raise awareness for those who may not realise it’s happening”
He added, “This has been such a hard year for everyone, and people’s mental health has taken a knock in one way or another. People have lost jobs, been furloughed and lost loved ones. This campaign is to let them know help is out there and they are not alone. It’s here to let people know that they should check in with their friends and family to make sure they’re okay and if they’re not then help is here.”
“There is nothing wrong with not being okay. We’re all in this together. We all need to talk. Shout out for mental health is a campaign where Dulwich Hamlet and Whitehawk Football Clubs join forces in a unique and pioneering partnership to raise awareness for mental health.”
We welcome all donations which will be split between Mind in Brighton and Hove and Lambeth and Southwark.
Join us for a month of fun! #SHOUTOUT
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Specifeye Health & Wellbeing
Feb 28, 2021
What a great project for a great cause. Proud of all involved behind the scenes and Danny Mills for spearheading everything. It has been a pleasure being involved.Tyrone
Feb 28, 2021
What an amazing month this has been. I feel so proud and privileged to have spearheaded this fantastic campaign. I want to thank each and everyone of you for donating and supporting us. Millsy!
Feb 28, 2021
Well done Danny, Kevin & all the team that have made this possible. Great job 👏🏾 👍🏾👌🏾
Feb 26, 2021
Great comedy night for a great cause.
Feb 24, 2021
Well done Millsy! Lots of pink and blue love
Feb 23, 2021
Such a great cause, so proud of all you’re doing and of being part of this initiative
Feb 22, 2021
Millseyyyy, keep going strong in my FM career 🚀🚀
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Dulwich Hamlet FC and Whitehawk FC
London and Brighton
Two of the county’s most progressive non league football clubs have joined forces to raise awareness and funds for mental health.