With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, there has never been a better time for your Football club to get involved in Time to Talk Day.
Cumberland FA are asking you to get your players, coaches, fans and local community talking about mental health on Time to Talk Day – Thursday 6 February 2020.
This year conversation is at the heart of the day as we use the popular game ‘Would you rather?’ to encourage more people to talk than ever before. If you’re not familiar with the game, don’t worry, by asking one of our funny ‘Would you rather’ questions you’ll be able to start up a mental health conversation during your training session, at half time or in the stands.
While the aim is to get the nation talking on Thursday 6 February 2020, we know this date might not tie in with your training sessions or competitions. So please use this pack, which is full of tips, ideas and resources, to get the banter flowing throughout February.
No matter how big or small your club or what sport you do, we know that you’ll find a way to get involved this Time to Talk Day.
Download the Time to Talk Pack
Choosing to talk can make a real difference to someone’s life. But sometimes these conversations can bring up some difficult things that people may not have spoken about before. This might mean that they need some support.
Time to Change is working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. This focus means we aren’t able to provide individual support, guidance or advice. However, there are plenty of people who can. Below you’ll find a list of organisations that can help you, or someone else, to find support:
Find out more about how your sports club can help tackle mental health stigma and discrimination
Mind also offers a range of resources and engagement opportunities sports organisations who want to do more around mental health: www.mind.org.uk/sport
Mind Infoline Telephone: 0300 123 3393 – 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Text: 86463 www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines
With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line Telephone: 0300 5000 927 – 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Email: email@example.com www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. They also run services and groups across England and Northern Ireland
Elefriends www.elefriends.org.uk Elefriends is a supportive online community run by Mind where you can be yourself
Samaritans Telephone: 116 123 – 24 hours a day, free to call Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.samaritans.org
Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
SANEline Telephone: 0300 304 7000 – 4.30pm to 10.30pm, everyday www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline
A national out-of-hours helpline offering emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by a mental health problem, including family, friends and carer
Visit the Time to Change Website