World Mental Health Day in October 2021 saw the launch of the official Bradford City AFC Mental Health Supporters’ Group - since renamed Bantams Safe Space - open to each and every City supporter.
Open to supporters and members of the wider local community of any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation, Bantams Safe Space is hosted by City supporter and former Mental Health Clinician and Associate Practitioner - and current Project Manager for Health - Robert Cranmer.
Supporters are able to apply for advice by downloading, completing and returning a bespoke referral form - to firstname.lastname@example.org - which will then be reviewed by Mr Cranmer before the most suitable course of action is explored. Alternatively, please contact the dedicated Bantams Safe Space Twitter channel, HERE.
Group supporter sessions are held, as well as advisory one-on-one consultations for supporters who do not currently require general practitioner intervention. These are held virtually, or face to face where possible.
Advice is strictly of a non-clinical nature only, meaning there are no prescriptions or referrals to a general practitioner, though supporters are encouraged to speak with Robert on anything they feel they may need to, and reach out for help.
PLEASE NOTE: All referral forms and consultations are treated with the strictest confidentiality, and not shared with anyone outside of Bantams Safe Space, unless safeguarding concerns arise.
To visit the Bantams Safe Space Twitter channel, please CLICK HERE.
Speaking on the launch of Bradford City AFC’s mental health supporters’ group, Mr Cranmer said: “I have personally suffered with mental health difficulties and anxiety, myself, in the past.
“This is the biggest reason why I am excited to be taking on this role, to offer advisory support to our incredible supporters.
“As a former Mental Health Clinician and Associate Practitioner - and current Project Manager for Health - I have been very passionate about the club introducing this, and it is great to see it come to life and have its full support.
“It is so important to reach out for support and advice when you feel you need it. Sharing your story with someone who has suffered previously can be enough to change a life, and save a life.”
To download and complete a referral form for the attention of Robert Cranmer, please CLICK HERE, and return the completed form - via e-mail - to email@example.com. Alternatively, please contact the dedicated Bantams Safe Space Twitter channel, HERE.