Message from the Founding Members
In honour of Chris, the Chris Mitchell Foundation was established to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing for players, ex-players and staff working in the Scottish professional football industry.
Chris developed mental health issues, particularly depression and anxiety. Sadly, all the support from his family and friends could not deter him from ending his own life on the 7th May 2016, he was only 27.
Great work is already being done within this industry. Professional football clubs are also recognising the importance of the mental health and wellbeing of their players and staff, and some have already
publically pledged to work with and support a variety of mental health charities. The Chris Mitchell Foundation aims to build on this, by working collaboratively with these organisations and others, to promote mental health and wellbeing on a national scale.
Our three-year strategic plan provides the focus and underpins the groundwork for the inaugural year of the charity and we hope you will join us on our journey to help safeguard the mental health and wellbeing of Scotland’s professional footballers and staff.