Barton Town CC are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Mental Wellbeing and Suicide prevention charity Opening Up Cricket.
Opening Up Cricket was formed in 2014 in response to the death of Sefton Park CC wicket keeper Alex Miller and a will to promote positive mental health in our sport.
Alex took his own life in December 2012 and in the year that followed team mates supported the work of C.A.L.M to pay tribute. This has continued but as the season following his passing came to a close there was a thought to do something more lasting and further reaching. As a result, the organisation was created with the aim of speaking to local cricketers about the experience of losing Alex in the hope that more conversation about this topic could prevent further tragedies.
On Tuesday 1st June at 7pm, every member is welcome to join us for a presentation with Opening Up Cricket at the club so that we can all learn better about how we can help those that may be struggling.
This session is by no means mandatory, and is completely free of charge, but we would encourage as many members, both young and old to join us.