This morning it was reported that Everton footballer Aaron Lennon is receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness.
Earlier today (on Wednesday) ex-Birmingham City, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers striker Andy Johnson asked supporters to retweet a message about ending the stigma about mental health.
Over 30,000 have come together to do just that and send a powerful message. He will donate 10p to Mind, a mental health charity, for each retweet
It’s time for football supporters to come together and #EndTheStigma.
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.
Mind believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.
Your donation to this campaign in Aaron's name could give someone hope and help them understand they're not alone.
- £10 could help us campaign for better support services, talking therapy and crisis care for people whose mental health is in crisis.
- £21 could help our supportive online community Elefriends run for one hour, giving people the chance to get hugely valuable 'peer support'.
- £39 could allow out Infoline call handlers to answer 5 calls from people, often in desperate need of support, helping them to find support and a way forward.
Mind are there for you, right now. For information on mental health please contact Mind's infoline.
If you have a general query about the organisation, our contact details are:
15-19 Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ
T: 020 8519 2122, F: 020 8522 1725
3rd Floor, Castlebridge 4, Castlebridge,
5-19 Cowbridge Road East,
Cardiff CF11 9AB
T: 029 2039 5123