In partnership with the Blackpool FC and Blackpool Council, we run weekly Get Vocal sessions on a Monday evening in the North Stand Community Hub at Bloomfield Road (6 pm-8 pm) giving men the opportunity to ‘turn up, talk and get it off your chest, in a non-judgmental setting.
When Blackpool Football Club took on Rotherham United a few weeks ago, they participated in PUMA’s Stronger Together campaign.
Stronger Together is an initiative designed by PUMA which allows clubs to raise funds and awareness on the important work done by local charities, on a national scale.
To support this, Blackpool Football Club chose our Get Vocal campaign, supported by Blackpool Council and the club, which helps men who are struggling with their mental health and personal issues.
During the pre-match warm-up, both sets of Blackpool and Rotherham players wore specifically designed t-shirts to raise awareness of the Get Vocal campaign and the sessions we run every Monday evening from 6 pm – 8 pm in the North Stand Community Hub at Bloomfield Road. These shirts will then be auctioned off to raise vital funds for the charity and are currently being sold at the club shop for £30. Only 100 shirts were released so if you want one you better act fast!
All proceeds raised will come to us to help fund our Get Vocal sessions.
To purchase, visit in-store or check online here.
A further 100 of the shirts have also been kindly donated from PUMA to us to distribute amongst the participants of our weekly Get Vocal sessions.
We want to thank everyone who has already purchased a shirt and everyone who is going to be buying a shirt.
A participant from our Get Vocal session said,
“Coming to Get Vocal has helped me massively with understanding how to deal with situations better that I have been struggling with in my life. I get to air these problems in a safe, unbiased environment that is free from judgement.”
Speaking about the group, Brett said,
“The group has been great so far and is a highlight of my week. We have had men walk in with the weight of the world on their shoulders and by the end of the session, they have been laughing and feeling a lot less stressed, just by simply talking and sharing some of their worries. The best part is that everyone wants to support each other and can often relate to how someone is feeling and provide that peer support.”
“I think it is important for men to talk openly about how we’re feeling, and this group has definitely supported my own mental health as well as others.”
If you’re reading this and feel like this would benefit you in someway, pop along for a brew on a Monday evening. Walking into a group of strangers can be a scary thing, however, we aim to make everyone feel at ease and there is no pressure to talk, you can just listen. The group is strictly confidential, and everyone is treated with respect.
If you’d like to chat with Brett or Dan from our Get Vocal session to get more information on the session please call 01253 348691 or email email@example.com.