The English Football League (EFL) will today see its Clubs, CCOs and their communities do a ‘Mile For Mind’ to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place from 10 – 16 May 2021.

As part of the EFL’s ‘On Your Side’ partnership with Mind, people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to do a ‘Mile For Mind’ to help raise awareness of mental health and donate much-needed funds to support Mind.

The activity will see some EFL Clubs open up their stadiums to allow participants to do a ‘Mile For Mind’ by lapping the perimeter of the pitch – for many, this will be the first time in over a year they have set foot inside their local Club’s home grounds and a step towards a safe return of fans to stadia across the country.

Individuals taking part can do their ‘Mile For Mind’ however they wish, be it walking, skipping, jumping or hopping in parks and open public spaces to home gardens and housing estates.

With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem each year, the EFL and Mind is asking for every one person taking part in ‘Mile For Mind’ to nominate a further three friends, family members or colleagues to join in.

We will be supporting Mind’s campaign by recording the distance our participants walk as part of the Tuesday walking groups.

Encouraging our community to get out and about is important to us. We support weekly walking and gardening groups as well as offering a LIVE video on our Facebook channel following Dave and his dog as they venture around local walking routes. This is to ensure that even those who can not currently get out, can still enjoy the beauty that nature offers.

For more information on how you can get involved please call 01243 348 691 or email info@bfcct.co.uk