Prioritising our mental health has never been more important.

Mind’s latest research revealed that more than 60% of adults and 68% of young people felt their mental health deteriorated during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

That’s why Cardiff City FC Foundation and Cardiff City FC showed our support for Mind’s World Mental Health Day campaign to ‘do one thing’ to look after our own mental health or that of others.  

Cardiff City Football Club has been supporting better mental health across South Wales through Cardiff City FC Community Foundation projects. Recent activities include: 

  • Providing wellbeing check-ins for young people.
  • Providing mentoring for children and young people in schools to support emotional wellbeing.
  • Providing safe spaces online for people to stay connected.

Cardiff City FC Executive Director & CEO Ken Choo said:

As we continue to feel the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and observe local lockdowns, promoting better mental health has never been more important. It’s vital that we continue to raise awareness and provoke conversation around the subject.  

I encourage all Cardiff City supporters to get involved in the build-up to World Mental Health Day and ‘do one thing’ this week that will make a difference to your own mental health or that of those around you.

Foundation Director Gavin Hawkey said:

The last few months have been difficult for all of us in different ways. Many of us will have experienced concerns about our health, our finances and our loved ones.

We know that more and more people are experiencing mental health issues. We’ve responded by adapting our programmes to support the mental health of our communities and we’re asking you to join us.

Whether it’s taking regular exercise or reaching out to a friend, we’re encouraging everyone to do one thing.

Cardiff City called on everyone to ‘do one thing’ to support your own mental health or that of others on World Mental Health Day which took place on Saturday 10th October.