Grimsby Town equality, diversity, and inclusion officer Adie Merrikin has been promoting mental health awareness in Grimsby this week.
Following on from mental health awareness week, Adie held several presentations in educational establishments to promote mental health awareness.
He visited Beacon Academy, Phoenix Park Academy, Sevenhills Academy, and Grimsby Institute, as well as conducting in-house training at Blundell Park this week.
The educational and informative talks were carried out in order to let young people in North East Lincolnshire know that it is okay to speak about mental health.
Adie said: “It’s important to get the message out there – people are fighting battles.
“Football is used as a vehicle to break down barriers, so the work with Mind - as the EFL's designated charity - is getting more people to speak out about the battles they’re facing, which is a huge positive for our society.”
The current designated EFL charity is Mind, which raises mental health awareness – with all shirts having the charity’s squiggle logo on the back for the 2018-19 season.
It is okay not to be okay, but we need to speak to people because we are #OnYourSide.
For more information, please visit Mind’s website.