St. Helens Mind is an independent local charity supporting people aged 18+ who are isolated and lonely due to mental health difficulties. In a continuation of this season’s sponsorship of the club, its logo will adorn the squad tracksuits and polo shirts.
St Helens Mind will also be the club’s official charity partner for next season as well featuring in our award winning match day programme.
Town official John McKiernan said, ‘We are delighted to extend our partnership with St Helens Mind and thank them for their support. We look forward to continuing a fruitful and long term partnership between our two teams.
‘We will continue to provide a number of season passes for use by the charity and look forward to welcoming service users, staff and volunteers to Ruskin Sports Village throughout the 2018-19 season. We have also agreed to support the charity’s fundraising activities over the next year.’
The charity helps people living in St Helens regardless of their cultural, religious and lifestyle needs and the services are non-judgemental and offer opportunities to develop self-esteem and confidence by encouraging and supporting involvement in community life.
They do this by providing a befriending service, social groups and activities, volunteering opportunities and signposting to other services. They also promote meant health awareness and resilience as well as challenging stigma.
St Helens Mind Manager Gill Ellison said, ‘The last several months have been interesting and colourful for St.Helens Mind. As well as becoming the Mayoral charity for 2017-18 we became the Charity Partner of St.Helens Town AFC. This has been a superb opportunity for us to raise our profile whilst offering support to the Club.’
‘We encourage our members and volunteers to attend and have enjoyed our time at home games. You may see our logo in the programme and on the training kit. Calendar sales have also been in support of our charity and we are immensely grateful for all the support we have gained as a result of the partnership.’
She added, ‘The partnership will help us to support many of our service users to go out into social settings, and will help us talk about mental health issues with many new people. We look forward to working together very closely in the season ahead.’
St. Helens Mind
Harry Blackman House
Peasley Cross Hospital
Marshalls Cross Road
St Helens Mind is registered in England and Wales as a Registered
Charity No. 1143292 and Company Limited by Guarantee No. 7659498
Updated 18:59 - 26 Mar 2018 by John McKiernan