Have Your Mate's Back
Welfare campaign in support of Mind and Mental Health Awareness Week.
Weekend of 15- 16 May 2021
Across the weekend of 15-16 May 2021 all Caterham Pumas teams wore their shirts backwards in support of Mind and the EFL's Have your Mate's Back campaign for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
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“One of my passions is to support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of everyone who attends or volunteers at Caterham Pumas Youth Football Club.
"As we come of out of lockdown we have seen a change in some our children whether that be increased anxiety or lack of confidence on and off of the football pitch. We want to make the children feel like they can talk to any of the volunteers and Committee members. As part of our clubhouse expansion project myself and Jamie Hardgrave want to create a Wellbeing room which will include a sensory area, quiet space and somewhere for the children to talk safely. That is why I was so keen for us to back this campaign and show our support to our mates who may need us to have their backs during these unprecedented times.
"We have to teach our children and remind them that it's OK to not be OK and to make time to talk when they need or want to”
Caterham Pumas Welfare Officer and Social Media Manager
"I was honoured to be asked to come and meet some of the guys at Caterham Pumas. In support of MIND, all the teams this weekend have worn their kit backwards in support of this great charity.
In the photos you can see me with a youth side, plus I have included some pictures of me with the Club Chairman Mike, Craig the groundsman (who does a fantastic job keeping the grounds looking so good) and Jamie who is the Development Officer.
"Lastly there is picture of me with a player from one of the girls teams and Jacob Basden, who plays for the Under 9s.
"To support this great cause I have worn my kit backwards too."
Caterham on the Hill Parish Councillor
The EFL and Mind collaborate in the ground-breaking charity partnership which uses the power of football to help improve the nation’s mental health and wellbeing.
When you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital. See a number of options on the Mind website to find out more.