Mansfield Town are supporting ‘Harmless' and 'The Tomorrow Project’ as the club is set to welcome the organisations to One Call Stadium this Saturday as part of World Suicide Prevention Day.
Harmless and The Tomorrow Project are the centre of excellence for self-harm and suicide prevention, offering support to anyone of any age or gender impacted by self-harm and/or suicide.
World Suicide Prevention Day is hosted on 10 September each year by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.
Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the country, but suicides among teenage girls and young women have almost doubled in recent years.
Representatives will set up a stall outside Sandy’s Bar and Kitchen before and after Stags’ fixture at home to Bradford City on Saturday.
A spokesperson for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project said: “Hope and compassionate, responsive and empowering care sits at the heart of all Harmless services.
“We are currently working on an exciting, unique, and much needed 12-month pilot project, focusing on engaging men and older boys in support services and preventing suicide, using feedback from these demographics to shape the support males want, need and deserve.
“We are very excited to be attending this Saturday’s match at One Call Stadium.
“We will provide introductions to our services and referral processes and provide leaflets/posters for all our support offers.
“We would love for you to pop down and see us!”
Stags’ CEO David Sharpe said: “World Suicide Prevention Day presents us with another opportunity to continue the conversation about mental health.
“Suicide is a tragic loss of life for all involved. On Saturday and indeed on every day, we remember those lives lost to suicide and those impacted by it.
“We look forward to welcoming Harmless and The Tomorrow Project to One Call Stadium this Saturday.
“Supporters, and indeed anyone from our local community, will have the opportunity of a safe conversation in informal setting outside Sandy’s before and after the match.
“Harmless and The Tomorrow Project will be able to answer questions you may have, ensuring you feel validated and heard.”