Mental Health Community Cup 2019
Local charity, Our Minds Matter, of Park Street, have teamed up with voluntary organisation Community Needs, of Biscot Road, to promote an important message: that it’s OK to talk about suicide.The annual event will be held on Sunday 13th October 2019 at Denbigh High School, Alexandra Avenue, Luton.
Jolel Miah, co-organiser and chair of Our Minds Matter, said: “Suicide affects most men over the age of 30 and one of the key aims for this tournament is to normalise mental health, so the wording around the tournament was important.
“We have called this ‘Mental Health Community Cup’; it is all part of breaking the stigma. Sporting activities are a great way of building confidence.”
Our Minds Matter work with Luton’s diverse communities to promote mental health, with a focus on Black Minority Ethnic Communities, and the team consists of individuals who have either professional or personal experience in the field of mental health.
Jolel added: “In addition to the football tournament there will be a community fun day which families and friends can attend.“There will be bouncy castles, stalls, such as henna, and a barbecue.“Mental health charities will also be there to answer any questions about mental health.”
How to get involved?
Contact Community Needs on 07449322190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org