The Wolves Foundation’s mental health project, Head 4 Health, recently received their Noggin hats just in time for Winter.
Noggin Sport is a non-profit organisation that aims to increase the awareness of mental health in sport through hats and other items of clothing.
Their mission is to change the perception and the stigma that is attached to mental illness, similar to what the Head 4 Health project is also aiming to do.
They are continually coordinating with charities to see how they can be of service and help them in their efforts to better educate people and raise awareness around mental health.
Any profit raised through Noggin hat sales goes directly back into mental health charities. So far, they have donated thousands to Jersey MIND, Pieta House (provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm), Kaleidoscope Plus Group and The Mental Health Foundation.
Kieran Joyce, director at Noggin Sport, added: “Our headwear sparks a conversation around mental health and we are very proud to be working with Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation to increase awareness around mental health.”
At the end of the six-week structured programme, Head 4 Health participants receive a small goody bag which we will now add in a Noggin hat of their choice. Participants will get a choice of a Noggin baseball cap, SnapBack or beanie hat.
Head 4 Health is a six-week programme for men over the age of 18 to come and improve their mental wellbeing.
It involves a variety of informational workshops such as mental health awareness and coping with stress followed by physical activity including badminton and golf.
Following the six-week programme, there are still additional drop in sessions and sustained physical activity sessions that participants can continue to attend.
After hearing about the Molineux Sleepout, a joint fundraising venture between Wolves Foundation and The Good Shepherd aiming to tackle homelessness within the Wolverhampton community, Noggin very kindly donated over 100 beanie hats. These were gratefully received by Tom Hayden, Operations Manager at The Good Shepherd who will then distribute to those in need in the City.
For more information on Head 4 Health please contact Rachel on 01902 828366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.