Oxford United are delighted to announce new mental health platform, PubTalk.life, as the club’s ‘Back of Shorts’ sponsor for the upcoming 2022/23 and 2023/24 campaigns.
Pub Talk invites guests from the world of sport and entertainment to share stories that break down the stigma around mental health issues. Guests have included Tyson Fury, Paul Merson, and former England star, Lianne Sanderson.
According to Mind, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.
A platform dedicated to raising awareness around mental health issues, the show has recently introduced psychologist Charlotte Armitage to provide professional insight into the topics that the guests have faced while offering potential solutions to people experiencing these difficulties.
As the club’s official Family and Community Partner, Mola’s new channel www.pubtalk.life will now become the official Back of Shorts Sponsor for both the 2022/23 and 2023/24 campaigns.
You can also watch all episodes of the show on YouTube.
As part of the sponsorship, Oxford United and PubTalk.life will collaborate on a number of initiatives to help fight the stigma around mental health, including a mental health awareness day at a prominent home game fixture this campaign.
Managing Director Niall McWilliams said, “The club is very proud to have Pub Talk on the First Team shorts for the upcoming campaign. The newly established programme highlights the importance of opening up and talking about your mental health, which we encourage all our players, staff, and supporters to do also.
“The topic of mental health is so prominent in today’s society, and we look forward to working with Pub Talk to drive initiatives to continue raising awareness of and supporting people with mental health struggles”.
Mirwan Suwarso, Official Representative of Mola told us, “We are excited to introduce our
mental health awareness programme, PubTalk through our partnership with Oxford United,
which hopefully can increase awareness and conversations on the subject.
“The show offers many light-hearted football anecdotes, but also insights and lessons that can benefit us all. We’ve been fortunate to have had many great guests on the show whose stories of tragedies and triumphs are sure to move us and help us in our lives.”
The announcement comes shortly after the U’s revealed the 2022/23 home kit will be unveiled at tomorrow’s pre-season home friendly with Coventry City.
If you haven’t purchased your tickets and want to be amongst the first people to see the new home kit in person, it’s not too late to secure your seats for Saturday.
Priced at £10 for adults and £5 for all concessions, you can get your hands on tickets in one of three ways:
- Online by clicking here
- By calling 01865 337533
- By visiting the Kassam Stadium Ticket Office in person
A platform dedicated to raising awareness around mental health issues. Alan Brazil and Ray Parlour bring guests from the world of sport and entertainment to their Pub to open up about how their career highlights and lowlights. Pub Talk was created to share stories and change lives by breaking down the stigma around mental health issues. The platform involves a professional psychologist reviewing the real-life stories of our guests and offers support for our audience going through similar experiences.
For any enquiries around PubTalk.life please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.