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Rhapsody were recently proud to support the UK’s first Mental Health World Cup football tournament on Sunday 12th of May, sponsored by its client Overbury, one of the country’s most well-respected construction companies and part of Morgan Sindall Group plc.

During a well-contested five-a-side tournament, 24 teams played 75 matches at QPR’s Loftus Road stadium. 192 players gave it their all, raising an incredible £42,000 for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a UK charity working to eradicate male suicide, the biggest killer of men under 50 and the QPR Community Trust.

With the rate of suicide within the construction industry more than three times the UK average, Overbury puts a great deal of emphasis on supporting their employees and their positive mental health. Paul Brazier, Commercial Director of Overbury comments:

“The health and wellbeing of our employees and subcontractors is of the upmost importance. We are proud to be supporting this event in aid of CALM and the vital work they do. We challenge everyone in the industry to get involved and help raise much-needed funds for CALM, as well as increase awareness of mental health within our industry.”

Overbury and Morgan Lovell employee Giancarlo Gaglione, founder of the Mental health World Cup, has been running this annual 5-a-side tournament in memory of his brother Lanfranco Gaglione.  He comments:

“This event is designed to bring men and football together to raise awareness and start conversations around mental health. With the construction sector highlighted as the sector most at risk of suicide, partnering with the industry is a great fit. It’s great to have Overbury sponsoring the Mental Health World Cup, as well as other industry partners and suppliers.”  

Rhapsody is always keen to support their clients’ charitable and Corporate Social Responsibility  initiatives, especially for such an important cause. Read more about the event at www.mentalhealthworldcup.org.uk