Hartlepool United are proud to be going inside out ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, September 10.
We’re supporting If U Care Share’s campaign which aims to bring awareness and create conversation on mental health.
The Inside Out campaign encourages people to wear their clothes inside out for a day - a symbol to get their feelings out in the open.
Pools will be wearing warm-up shirts in support of the campaign before Saturday’s fixture against Oxford City.
Founder of If U Care Share, Matthew Smith, explained:
“Since the inception of our Inside Out campaign in 2015, we have reached communities across the country with this lifesaving message. This year we hope that this message can be carried even further by utilising the power of football. With pressures like the cost of living crisis impacting individuals and families, it is more important than ever to encourage people close to us to talk about their feelings and access the support that is available.”
Pools4Life run a weekly session in the Suit Direct Lounge every Monday between 7pm and 9pm called Andy Man’s Club. This is a safe and confidential space where men over the age of 18 can open up and express their feelings. It’s free to attend with refreshments, and no sign up is required.