News | Spartans supports Marching for Men-tal Health

Blyth Spartans is delighted to support charity ManHealth as they aim to raise awareness for men’s mental health in the North East.

The March for Men-tal Health will see a team from ManHealth walk over 130 miles over 5 days to raise awareness, with the hope to meet supporters and encourage conversations over mental wellbeing amongst men.

The march will take in 17 football grounds over five days, and will begin tomorrow morning at 8am at Bedlington Terriers’ Welfare Park, before reaching Croft Park later in the day. The march will take in the home grounds of the likes of Newcastle United, Sunderland and Hartlepool United before finishing at Stockton FC on the 18th April.

Just over three quarters of suicides are by men, and it’s the biggest cause of death for men under 35, with the North East having the highest rates of suicide in England and Wales during 2020.

The men walking the route have all benefitted from using ManHealth’s peer support groups and are encouraging fans of all the clubs to join them, as they hope to raise awareness of the crisis in men’s mental health.

Posted by BSAFC Media Team