Sport world marks World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Across the country, sport organisations are marking World Mental Health Day with a range of activations, social media campaigns and initiatives, all aimed at engaging fans with the landmark day. 

The EFL, through its ongoing partnership with mental health charity Mind, has unveiled a series of murals  - curated by eight of the league’s clubs - as part of a wider World Mental Health Day campaign.



The rights holder has also launched a live blog on its website to archive and promote its clubs respective activations.

UEFA, meanwhile have partnered with Everton in the Community to deliver a mental health and suicide preveition campaign to young people and at-risk adults in England.



BT Sport has also been active around the day. The broadcaster has published a video featuring inspirational quotes from Tyson Fury, who has spoken out about his own issues with mental health in the past. 

Premier League clubs Watford and Bournemouth have posted videos of mental health causes in their communities, while The RFL and Esports Wales have urged their audiences to check in on friends and family to ensure they are ok.