This year The Blackburn Hawks have picked MIND as their chosen charity to help.
Who is MIND?
Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health (NAMH), it celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006.
Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. It also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health since 1982.
This charity will be very close to a lot of people’s hearts as one in four people are affected by mental health.
Within the Blackburn hockey family mental health has impacted us all through the loss of John Adams (Blackburn Hawks Player) in 2015, Megan Hoyle (Blackburn Hawks Supporter) in 2017 and most recent Rob Craig (Blackburn Falcons Player).
We have chosen this charity because mental health is close to all our hearts and we want to highlight the fact that “IT’S OK TO TALK”.
The Blackburn Hawks appeared on our sponsor’s radio station 2BR last season to discuss the effect of online bullying and we have kept this discussions going with Chris Craddock (2BR). This Friday we will be sitting down with Chris and his team to discuss all matters relating to mental health and recording a show segment. Once this is recorded and we have the link it will be posted on all of our social media platforms.
We will have more details about how our partnership with MIND with grow and develop in the coming weeks.
If you or anyone you know is or has been affected by mental health please remember.