A CITY ice hockey membership has teamed up with a county psychological well being charity to strengthen the neighborhood throughout lockdown.
Oxford Metropolis Stars and Oxfordshire Thoughts have launched a psychological well being consciousness marketing campaign designed to offer individuals with recommendation round managing lockdown and inspiring individuals to speak.
The ice hockey membership shall be sharing recommendation and help all this week by way of social media in help of the psychological well being charity.
It comes as nationwide analysis by charity Thoughts discovered greater than 60 per cent of adults and greater than two-thirds of younger individuals felt their psychological well being had deteriorated in the course of the pandemic.
Membership director Greig Field Turnbull mentioned: “Taking care of psychological well being individually and collectively has all the time been necessary.
“However the results of Covid-19 has now made it extra necessary than ever to boost consciousness, encourage conversations and supply help.
“As a membership we wished to make use of our attain to assist enhance consciousness of Oxfordshire Thoughts’s providers as broadly as attainable.
“We’re encouraging our supporters to share the messages, look out for one another and for those who want additional help please contact Oxfordshire Thoughts who may also help.”
Chief govt of Oxfordshire Thoughts Dan Knowles mentioned: “Psychological well being is extremely necessary, and the pandemic is putting enormous quantities of stress on our psychological well being.
“Covid-19 has affected the lives and routines of most of us and Stars followers and employees shall be lacking match-days and the sense of neighborhood and id the membership offers.
“This partnership will assist us enhance our consciousness and the knowledge the membership shall be sharing shall be on a regular basis suggestions that may assist individuals help themselves and others.”