Watford FC encourages its supporters to consider their mental and physical health and that of those around them on International Men’s Day (November 19).
International Men’s Day in the UK aims to raise awareness of issues affecting men, including the high rates of suicide as well as mental health and social problems. A key theme for International Men’s Day is to “make a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys”.
Readers are encouraged to check in with those around them to see how they are, offer a listening ear, ask what you can do to help and signpost to helplines and organisations set up to offer assistance.
There are a number of charities and organisations which specialise in supporting the wellbeing of men and boys, listed below.
Sexual Violence and Abuse:
Confidential support for children:
- Families Need Fathers helpline (not to be confused with Fathers for Justice)
The club also recognises the issues affecting its non-male supporters and, during this particularly challenging year, reminds readers its Hornets At Home scheme is here to stay and support our community.
Additionally, further helplines for all supporters can be found on our safeguarding page HERE.
Hornets At Home
Watford FC is proud to remind supporters that its Hornets At Home scheme – much valued and, more importantly, much used during the initial COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year – is here to stay.