A Northumberland soccer membership has created a video to encourage individuals to talk out about their mental health struggles following the loss of life of “one of our personal”.
Kyle Dilks took his personal life in October final yr, leaving the Cramlington group devastated on the loss of the favored lad with an “infectious smile”.
The 21-year-old was a much-loved determine at Cramlington United Football Club, a staff he as soon as represented as a participant.
He later grew to become an avid fan and was described as being the “life and soul of the celebration”.
With Kyle nonetheless on the forefront of their minds, gamers and coaches at Cramlington United have come collectively to create a video to encourage individuals to speak about mental health.
Long-term buddy Sam Stevenson, 23, stated: “The goal is to get individuals speaking. We need individuals to be taught from our expertise and to know there may be assist on the market.
“Kyle was humorous and an entertainer. The joker of the group.
“I final noticed Kyle the day earlier than he died and he was so glad. It was in all probability the perfect that I had seen of him. It’s the explanation why I used to be so shocked.
“We wish to elevate consciousness of how individuals can determine somebody is feeling low or a change in their behaviour. We don’t need anybody to endure in silence like Kyle did.
“A pair of the lads had been a bit nervous going in entrance of the digital camera however it was for a worthy trigger.
“We have had a implausible response too of individuals opening up on their struggles since posting the video out on social media which is vitally vital.”
Suicide is the only largest killer of males aged underneath 45 in the UK and, in 2015, 75% of all UK suicides had been male.
There had been 5,691 suicides throughout England and Wales in 2019 and Cramlington United is hoping their actions will assist encourage individuals to check-in on their family members.
The video was additionally created in memory of 12-year-old Charley Patterson who was additionally discovered deceased in October after being topic to “terrible” bullying.
Following Kyle’s loss of life, Cramlington United raised £14,800 which helped cowl the price of the MGN Fire Protection employee’s funeral, whereas creating a long-lasting legacy on the membership he liked.
A memorial board along with his face on has been put in on the pitch aspect whereas a silver birch tree has additionally been planted on the membership’s grounds to make sure he’ll all the time be remembered.
Sam stated: “It is quite a bit completely different on the membership with out Kyle. His loss of life hit quite a bit of the youthful lads in explicit.
“He was such a personality. There’s a gap lacking wherever you go. He introduced a buzz and the laughter with him.
“Kyle remains to be on the forefront of our minds and we hope to presumably construct a stand in his memory at some stage in the longer term.”
For confidential assist from volunteers, together with for suicidal ideas, Samaritans may be contacted free, on 116 123 or by e-mail to [email protected]
In the North East, If U Care Share Foundation helps these bereaved by suicide and works in the direction of suicide prevention.
Anyone experiencing mental health issues also needs to contact their GP for assist.