Survey and Subsequent Article

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Survey and Subsequent Article

Post by SpecialRequest » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:01 am

Hi Guys

First of all, admins I hope you don’t mind me putting this on here?.

I have recently started writing a blog for a Scottish Football website mostly about Hibernian but I’d like to do a piece on mental health issues related to the game. It’s a serious and very scary illness to suffer from and every day is a personal battle but I believe football can be not only a comfort but also a mechanism of help.

I have written to all 42 Scottish Professional Football League Clubs in the hope that I can receive some feedback and prepare a written article to show my findings relating to what the clubs do to support people who suffer. Many clubs have a vested interest in their local communities now through community trusts and the like. Using the information I have received I will try to enhance the reader’s understanding of what is a very debilitating illness.

I have also composed a short survey (see below) to try and gauge peoples honest opinions of whether they have suffered, know a sufferer, understand the illnesses and if they are aware of the work their football clubs do in and around their communities if anything at all.

It’s a subject that is very close to my heart and I don’t think it gets enough attention. I want to make sure that I get enough informaton and give the article my full attention in order to get the point across in a clear an considerate manner.

There is a lot of stigma attached to these illnesses which mean even our idols, sport stars, film stars etc, struggle in silence before it all gets too much. I will use this information and my own personal experiences to try and show how football and I guess every sport, especially professionally played sports can help sufferers like myself to not only get better but to help to remove the stigma around such illnesses, especially amongst men my age.

I thank you all for your time, and if you could spare a minute or two to fill out the above survey it would be very much appreciated.

Kind Regards

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Re: Survey and Subsequent Article

Post by Scottish » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:49 pm

Usually I'd say you have to ask first but in this instance, considering the topic, there's no problem. I've filled in your survey, would encourage others to do so and wish you all the best.

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