At the commencement of Mental Health Awareness Week, Cliftonville Football Club reminds our supporters of the services provided by TAMHI, our Official Charity Partner.
A local organisation founded in 2011, TAMHI – Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues – was established by Mr Joe Donnelly after the loss of a close friend to suicide and regularly holds talks across Belfast and beyond to tackle the stigma attached to suicide and mental health problems.
Welcoming the group’s recent association with Cliftonville FC, current figurehead Michael Meehan spoke very highly of our record goalscorer Joe Gormley, a TAMHI ambassador to whom Mr Meehan says the organisation are indebted for the work and support he provides.
The World Health Organisation estimates that one in four of us will experience a mental illness at some point in our lives, with sport’s reflection of society as a whole further highlighting its value in promoting mental fitness for all.
Participating in sport can make a positive contribution to a person’s welfare if their experience is one that reflects the positive values of sport and, proud to make our own contribution, everyone at Cliftonville Football Club looks forward to our continued collaboration with TAMHI.