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. As a result, the organisation was created with the aim of speaking to local cricketers about the experience of losing a fellow cricketer to mental health in the hope that more conversation about this topic could prevent further tragedies.
Now, in 2021, they have delivered over 300 sessions across the United Kingdom and Australia. Their desire to get their message to the cricketing community remains as strong as it was at the beginning.
They are run by unpaid volunteers with help from the National Lottery Community Fund who have provided a grant for sessions costs so that groups can receive them without charge. With thanks to the support provided by clubs, leagues and partners who have supported in many ways more to allow us to go further than the grant.