MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN FOOTBALL
Dagenham & Redbridge FC
We are a family-friendly club who support everyone to be all that they can be. As a club, we would like to raise awareness of, and break the stigma around, mental health.
We believe that sport can play a huge role in tackling stigma and its effects:
• in breaking down boundaries between people with and without mental health problems
• creating social integrations and boosting self-confidence
• tackling physical health inequalities
If you require any support, or someone to talk to, contact any of the organisations below:
Confidential, non-judgement emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide:
116 123 or www.samaritan.org
Under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who may be struggling?
(0800) 068 4141 (Text 07786 209697)
SANE provides practical help to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness:
(0300) 123 3393
If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, then call:
(0300) 330 0630
The mental health charities who run the ‘Time to Change’ Campaign have a wealth of information and resources about mental health issues. There are also local branches of Mind and Rethink.
The service that they provide varies, but there is likely to be a branch near you which will offer some support and information:
(0300) 304 7000
If you are male call:
(0800) 58 58 58
If you are a student, then look on the Nightline website (www.nightline.ac.uk) to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service.