In association with the Community Sports Trust, and as part of the EFL’s mental health campaign with charity partner Mind, the Club is set to deliver some virtual Team Talk sessions for fans.
Barrow star Sam Hird is to host a special virtual quiz this coming Friday evening as the Club stretches out a hand of support to fans following the introduction of another national lockdown.
To kick-off this new drive, Hird – who often pens quizzes for the players to enjoy during long away journeys – is working on one to help lift spirits of Barrow fans heading in to the weekend.
This will form the starting point for what we hope can become regular Virtual Team Talk sessions, led by Community Sports Trust Manager, Craig Rutherford to give Barrow supporters the chance to come together to talk about football and help stay connected during what has been a tough start to 2021.
The EFL and Mind’s Team Talk campaign was launched last month, in an effort to urge supporters to talk and stay connected throughout Christmas and into the January period and keep the conversation around mental health going.
New research into men’s mental health suggests that, while some progress has been made, men feel worried or low more regularly than ten years ago and are consequently twice as likely to feel suicidal.
This Friday’s Virtual Quiz with Hird, which will begin on Zoom at 7.30pm, is the pilot session and up to 100 Barrow fans/teams can attend but must register in advance by sending an email entitled ‘Team Talk’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll then take feedback from those who were in attendance and look to put on weekly sessions for supporters who would love to get together virtually on a regular basis to talk about all things Bluebirds!