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Bohs to wear 'Lean on Me' logo in aid of depression awareness

The club have formed a partnership with Lundbeck and Aware in order to promote positive mental health.

PFAI General Secretary Stephen McGuinness has expressed his support for the campaign.
PFAI General Secretary Stephen McGuinness has expressed his support for the campaign.

BOHEMIANS WILL WEAR jerseys that sport the ‘Lean on Me’ logo during their Setanta Cup match with Portadown on February 13, it has been confirmed.

The campaign, which is supported by Lundbeck and Aware, is part of a sustained effort to promote an open discussion about depression, in addition to providing people with the knowledge and resources to recognise its symptoms.

The move follows a partnership that the PFAI and the IRUPA have formed with the depression awareness campaign.

It comes on the back of a series of high-profile sports stars, including Dean Windass, Stan Collymore, Richie Sadlier and Niall Quinn, speaking out about their experiences with depression.

Following the announcement, the General secretary of the PFAI, Stephen McGuinness, said:

“The PFAI have come on board with the ‘Lean on Me’ Campaign to try and encourage our members and the wider public, to open up and talk to someone if they think they might be struggling with symptoms of depression.

“For those living with depression it is important to understand that they are not alone and by opening up and seeking support they are taking the first steps towards recovery.”

In addition, the PFAI have urged people to log on to www.leanonme.net to learn more depression and the support that is available for those experiencing its symptoms. You can also ring Aware loCall helpline at 1800 303 302.

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