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Beckles speaks at Suicide Prevention Conference

11 September 2018

Omar takes time out to speak at Shropshire Council Suicide Prevention Conference

Shrewsbury Town Football Club first team defender, Omar Beckles, was proud to speak at the Shropshire Council Suicide Prevention Conference, an event held at Shrewsbury Town Football club and attended by Shropshire-based businesses and organisations, who are all committed to tackling the issues surrounding mental health in support of Suicide Prevention Day.

Beckles, who has recently launched his own mental health foundation, Hub 365, took time out before his training session to speak to the room, to share his own experiences surrounding mental health, and the importance of enabling people to speak out.

Omar and Hub 365 are working closely with Shrewsbury Town in the Community, the official charity partner of Shrewsbury Town FC, to help create stronger links between Shropshire-based mental health organisations and schools to ensure that the stigma of mental health is broken and more people are encouraged to seek help. 

Jamie Edwards, head of Community at Shrewsbury Town in the Community said;

“We are so pleased to have Omar committed to this important issue, with his help and the involvement of MIND, who have recently been announced as the official charity partner of the EFL, we hope we can use the power of sport to help remove the stigma of mental health and reach more people within Shropshire.”

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