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Mental Health Awareness Week

Level Playing Field recognise Mental Health Awareness week between 18 – 24 May 2020.

This week is Mental Health Awareness week.

Here at Level Playing Field, we know Mental Health is a serious issue and it can be extra tough during these challenging times.

Mental Health is an illness that should always be a priority. The Covid-19 pandemic presents a lot of uncertainty in life at the moment and the enforced changes in routine are particularly challenging for many.

A key objective for Level Playing Field is to encourage disabled supporters to attend live sport.

We know this can have can have a positive effect on on a person’s mental health, and without it, along with everything else going on in the world, it can be a dark place at the moment.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness week is crucial for those who may need a helping hand in these questionable times.

Mental Health charity and EFL partners Mind, have launched #SpeakYourMind.

Mind are encouraging you to #SpeakYourMind and reach out to someone who needs a friend with a positive message, or to share tips for coping to ensure they don’t have to face this pandemic alone.

The charity recently conducted a survey with over 10,000 people and found that connecting with friends and family online was one of the most common coping strategies.

The #SpeakYourMind hashtag aims to encourage those who may have experience with mental health issues to speak out, help and to advise others.

To help those who may feel lonely, isolated and looking for something to do, Level Playing Field has been hosting a virtual pub quiz every Tuesday at 2pm since lockdown began and will continue to do so every week until lockdown is lifted.

It’s very easy to follow, you can either watch our live Facebook stream, where our Fan’s Liaison Officer hosts the quiz, or you can play along on twitter where all the questions are tweeted out.

All you need to do is complete the quiz (write your answers down on a piece of paper) and submit your score by taking a photo of your answer sheet and tagging us in (@lpftweets), and you could be in with the chance of winning the first prize!

This week, we have 2 tickets for a Preston North End game when football finally returns and fans are allowed back in stadiums, we hope to see you there!

Below you can find helplines you can call for support and guidance with your mental health.

Mind – 0300 123 3393

Samaritans (FREE 24/7) – 116 123