The 2020/21 campaign has been the toughest yet for supporters of Mansfield Town Football Club, and ahead of the new campaign where fans can hopefully return – the Mansfield Matters Podcast are putting together of ‘Stags Stories’ to raise awareness of Mental Health, and raise money for EFL partner charity, Mind.
Usually the lows of football are confined to losing a game or seeing your favourite player sold, however the 2020/21 campaign, played through the coronavirus pandemic, taught us the real pain is not being able to go in person.
Going to support your team and club in person is one thing we sometimes take for granted, but the social element is important too – from creating long lasting friendships and relationships, to just passing the time of day over a common topic, those are the moments and memories that have been lost.
It’s no secret that men in particular don’t talk about their mental health, they don’t ask for help if and when they need it – with growing concerns over male suicide statistics, the Mansfield Matters Podcast wish to raise awareness, and support charity ‘Mind’ along the way.
In order to do so, we’re planning lots of different content including a LIVE event – but to kick things off, we’re continuing the popular ‘Stags Stories’ series, with the next batch of episodes all supporting the ‘Mind’ charity.
Guests will join our team to recall their time at the Stags, sharing stories from inside the dressing room of the moments we want to remember, and in some cases, forget! Also in this batch of episodes, we’ll touch upon the mental health side of the game, as we continue to raise awareness.
Episodes will be made available for FREE via the usual platforms, with listeners encouraged to give what they can through the ko-fi app, where supporters can give what they wish to the cause, starting at just £1 – with every penny going to the charity.
We’ll be setting funding targets too and adding rewards, such as extra content, or branded memorabilia for those who donate a certain amount, more details to be announced soon.
Details of who will be in the hot-seat for the episodes will be released in the coming weeks, we’re aiming to get a few recordings in the bag and start sharing episodes sometime in June!
If you wish to support the cause already, visit https://ko-fi.com/mansfieldmatters
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