“Thanks to our sponsors, the Francis Crick Institute, we recently had a workshop on mental wellbeing. As men, especially as a football club, that’s not something that happens quite often,” Hafid points out.
According to the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), an organisation working to help prevent suicide, every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives and 75% of all UK suicides are male.
Camden United are working hard to break the taboo around discussing mental health, and it seems to be working. People are coming and talking to them privately after the games, calling them with their problems and reaching out to others around them for help.