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Maytree Freestyle 40

“One person dies every 40 seconds from suicide. Every death is a tragedy for family, friends and colleagues. Yet suicides are preventable. We call on all countries to incorporate proven suicide prevention strategies into national health and education programmes in a sustainable way.”

- WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

What is Freestyle Football?

Freestyle football is the art of performing tricks with a football. All you need is a ball. Or anything that could substitute for a ball. Individual expression is at the heart of every football freestyle: no two routines are the same.

What does Maytree Freestyle 40 consist of? When will it take place?

Maytree Freestyle 40 is an open invitation to film and post your unique take on the freestyle form, in the process shedding light on the alarming figure of 1 suicide every 40 seconds. In recognition of Maytree’s singular suicide prevention service - 5-days and 4 nights of face-to-face befriending support – we are running the challenge in the 5 days either side of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 7th – September 11th) which this year is on Thursday, September 10th. We are also asking each participant to nominate 5 friends to take on the challenge.