SAFC star Piper speaks about suicide struggle
Sky Sports' Tom White hosts a special Foundation of Light charity-talk-in to recognise International Men’s Day. He chats with ex Black Cat Matt Piper in an effort help raise awareness of men’s well-being. The former winger chats candidly about his struggles after injury cut short his promising football career and encourages anyone who is suffering in silence to speak out. Piper, who has recently released a book documenting his battle, discussed how his life spiralled out of control after retirement with Tom, who is also raising awareness for men’s health by taking part in Movember. The presenter’s moustache effort didn’t go unnoticed by Piper – who was also pleasantly surprised by a piece of memorabilia that Tom still had! The talk-in is a great platform to raise awareness of the work the Foundation does to support mental well-being. The Be A Game Changer programme, puts football rivalry aside to work in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation in an effort to change the perception of mental health issues. It encourages supporters to look after their mental health just as they would their physical health. Be A Game Changer can signpost individuals to services for mental health support and offers grassroots workshops and training days to businesses. You can tune into the chat on the Foundation of Light’s YouTube channel now. [embed]https://youtu.be/6fMFDUE7k-I[/embed] If you enjoy the chat and would like to support the Foundation, you can do via JustGiving CLUB CHARITY NEEDS YOU – Donate Now >>> As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation of Light are a vital lifeline for people more than ever before. Throughout lockdown Foundation staff continued to look for alternative ways to make an impact and support people across the city and beyond. Lend your support by donating online here >>>
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