Mental health initiative gains recognition

Greensnet Editor
Thu 31 May 2018, 18:09

Our initiative whereby we are offering free entry to a Hendon game for free to people suffering from depression, loneliness or anything similar has gained some significant recognition over the past 24 hours thanks to a tweet by the SJP twitter account.

The tweet was retweeted and commented on by Ollie Bayliss yesterday, who is a sports reporter for BBC Three Counties Radio. At the time of writing, his tweet has received a further 172 retweets, and 337 likes

It has been liked and retweeted by many people and organisations, including comedian Katherine Ryan, BBC6 Music DJ and Huffington Post journalist Edward Adoo, and the Samaritans. Indeed Edward Adoo has expressed his intention to come along to a game once we're back up and running for the new season.

As a reminder of the offer that we first posted on the website in April, As a club we want to be supportive to our own supporters as well. We are aware that Hendon Football Club has been a lifeline to some of our own supporters - giving them somewhere to go to avoid being sat at home on their own. If you are someone who is suffering from depression or loneliness or anything similar, please email our chairman Simon Lawrence on and he will arrange for you to have free admission to our next home game. This offer will be open into next season and beyond.

We are also delighted to announce that the club have been nominated for an award by the Middlesex FA for the scheme. As soon as we hear more on this we will let you know.

The tweet from SJP contained the latest edition of their newsletter - which you can download by clicking here - which not only contains information about our initiative, but has plenty of news on some of the many other initiatives taking place at SJP.

SJP are also very generously offering 6 advertising boards around the ground at SJP free of charge to Mental Health charities. Any representatives of charities who are reading this who are interested should contact Rob Morris at SJP by emailing or calling the ground on 020 8205 1645.