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Bees fans help to kick out stigma

06 February 2011

Fans and players at Brentford Football Liam from local band 'Storey" signing up membersClub showed their support at the weekend (5 Feb) by signing up as members of the Trust and supporting our ‘Open Minds’ campaign to challenge the stigma of mental illness.

One lucky Bees supporter also won a signed Brentford FC shirt, donated by the club. The winner, Michael Whelan from Hounslow was selected at random from all of the sign ups collected before and during the match.

Bees player Leon Legge, said: “Having worked extensively with disadvantaged people I really appreciate the important role West London Mental Health Trust plays in the lives of so many people, both young and old, whether they suffer from mental illness themselves or care for those who do. I urge all Bees fans to support the Mental Health anti-stigma campaign and in doing so help raise awareness of mental illness.”

‘Open Minds’ is supported by the national ‘Time to Change’ anti-discrimination campaign. and by joining and becoming a member you can:

  • Help dispel myths surrounding mental health.
  • Receive NHS discounts.
  • Have a say about the future development of the trust.
  • Support the national ‘Time to Change’ anti-discrimination campaign.

Brentford shirt winnerWe’ll also be running a competition for senior school students in years 10 and over to design the front cover of pop/rock band Storey’s upcoming single ( If you’re interested, or know a school that would be, please email

If you would like us to come and speak about this campaign at any of your community groups, or if you have an event you think we might like to attend, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!