Manchester United initiate mental health campaign

19 February 2020

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Photo: PA Images IGNORED, the title of United's campaign, includes a film featuring members of their men's and women's teams as they encourage people to speak out and recognise that people with mental health issues can often feel ignored.

The campaign, titled IGNORED, seeks to encourage people to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health.

Last year, United launched a similar campaign tackling racism and discrimination.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Manchester United have launched a campaign encouraging people to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health, becoming the latest backer of a growing trend in the industry, one which strives to influence social issues on and off the pitch. 

Following corresponding trends in civic society, the world of football is becoming increasingly involved in social issues such as mental health, racism and discrimination. Many football players and bodies have in recent years launched similar campaigns or shared their experiences in relation to such causes.

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