Macclesfield Town are committed to help reduce the stigma which surrounds mental health and as such, we are actively planning to hold an awareness evening at the Moss Rose which will hopefully prove to be a really special event within the local community.
This will be a series of talks by distinguished professionals within the mental health field - as well as from those who can offer a personal insight into living with a mental health problem.
The objective of this is simple - it is to help empower all those who suffer with a mental health problem, whilst also providing all those interested in the area with an innovative and captivating discussion about the wider issue.
Media Manager Bob Trafford stated -
"Throughout the season, I have worked tirelessly to promote the fundamental messages surrounding mental health in partnership with the EFL and their charity partner, Mind.
"As a sufferer myself, I recognise just how difficult it can be to recognise that there is a problem and seek the help which is both needed and deserved.
"Many of you will have seen the video that the club published a couple of weeks ago, which received an enormous amount of views. This not only showed me that people are willing to help those who suffer from a mental health problem, but are also as committed as we are to help break the stigma.
"What I now want to do is to facilitate an event here at the club, which reaches out to the local community in a bid to help, educate but most importantly, empower everyone affected by mental health problems.
"I have already secured the services of notable figures from within the town, but to make the event a real success I am in need of one or two people to either help disseminate this important information - either by way of a short talk or to collaborate with the written literature which we plan to provide.
"I have no doubt that this will be a really interesting and poignant event and if you would like to learn more about our initial plans then please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org"
We will provide an update on this, including the confirmed date and time over the course of the coming weeks.