Nothing matters more to the Nottingham Mavericks than the wellbeing of its members. We understand that being a student and adjusting to a new way of life can be extremely difficult, whether that be trying to cope with the pressure of examinations or simply worrying about making new friends.
These difficulties have been heightened over the last year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, with research suggesting that 73% of students mental health declined during the 2020 UK lockdown. In order to provide support for our members and raise awareness for Mental Health, the Nottingham Mavericks are very proud to announce an official partnership with the mental health charity, Mind.
Specialising in the provision of advice and support for anyone suffering from a mental health problem, Mind aim to raise awareness and an understanding around the issues of mental health, and will not stop until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
For the 2021/22 season the Nottingham Mavericks will work with Mind across various charitable fundraising events with the aim of increasing awareness for mental health, especially amongst students. Their logo will also appear on our official club website and social media channels throughout the season.
Vice President of the Mavericks, Ashley Johnson commented on this new partnership: "We see all our members, past or present, as being a part of the Mavericks family and it is time that we as a club did more to support them. The campaigns and work that Mind undertake, provide a better understanding about mental health and why it is important. This work is truly commendable and the Mavericks can't wait to do their part and make a difference. I would urge anyone who is struggling at the moment with their mental health to not be afraid and reach out to organisations like Mind because at the end of the day, it is okay to not be okay". If you are struggling with a mental health problem, want some advice or simply would like to learn more about Mind then please visit the links below. Find out more: Mind Website: www.mind.org.uk Mind Student Mental Health Hub: Click Here Helplines and Listening Services: Click Here Need Urgent Help: Click Here