CLUB SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY
2021 theme focusses on making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys
We are proud to support International Men’s Day, which takes place on Friday 19th November.
The International Men’s Day campaign is growing in the UK year-on-year, with over 200 organisations raising awareness of the cause over the past two years.
As a Premier League club, Burnley Football Club, along with official charity Burnley FC in the Community, are committed to raising awareness of the campaign with the hope of increasing the focus on men’s mental health and wellbeing.
This year’s theme is to ‘make a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys,’ focussing on issues such as health and mental wellbeing, fatherhood, employment and education, isolation and loneliness, homelessness and all forms of abuse including domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Highlighting the importance of positive role models for boys and young men, we were proud to initiate conversation by facilitating a roundtable discussion with different male figures from across the club and community department, including participants of community projects and fans. We focussed on eight questions such as ‘what does it mean to be a man?’.