In a groundbreaking new collaboration, the EFL and Mind have joined forces to use the power of football to help improve the nation’s mental health and wellbeing.
Mind will work closely with the EFL to ensure Clubs have programmes in place to support the wellbeing of both staff and volunteers that can be put into practice throughout the footballing calendar.
The logo of mental health charity Mind will appear on all EFL shirts next season as part of the new style names and numbers being launched for the 2018/19 campaign. The iconic new design will for the first time in English football, incorporate a charity’s logo into the player name on the back of every EFL shirt across all 72 Clubs in the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two.
With one in four individuals affected by mental health problems, the EFL will work with its network of 72 clubs and community trusts to promote Mind’s message and services to millions nationwide with four ambitions to promote better mental health. The partnership will look to focus on the following areas:
Mind were chosen to become the EFL’s Official Charity Partner from the start of the 2018/19 season on an initial two-year basis.
For more information about the services and support Mind can help with, please visit: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/