ELM Support Session

Supporting Mental Health in Young People

Cumberland FA have teamed up with Every Life Matters to run a face-to-face session for Club Volunteers to support the young people within their Clubs.

Every Life Matters, Cumbria will be leading a session for Cumberland Club Volunteers on how their Club can help to develop positive Mental Health among their young players with information on support and resources available.

The session is open to all Club Volunteers and we’re hoping to see a variety of Club Welfare Officers, Club Secretaries, Managers, Coaches And Assistant Coaches attend the free event.

DATE: Tuesday 12 April 2022
TIME: 12:00 – 1:30 pm 
VENUE: Workington AFC’s Borough Park

The session will last for approximately an hour and with some time at the end to talk about resources and answer any questions

Ian Alcock from Every Life Matters commented: We are aware more than ever that our young people’s mental health is crucially important. This hour-long session provides an insight into Mental Health, Self-Harm, suicide and also the role of Clubs in cultivating positive mental health. It is designed as an introduction for parents and Carers or anyone who works with young people.

The session aims to cover the following:

•    What do we mean by mental health?
•    Myths and facts about mental health, self-harm and suicide
•    Tips on supporting young people
•    What support and resources are available to help?
•    Developing positive role modelling for Mental health

In order for us to prepare, please register no later than 5pm on 9 April 2022.

Register HERE

If you have any queries regarding the event, please contact Cumberland FA ‘s Designated Safeguarding Officer Mel Sandwith on 01900 511800 or email Safeguarding@CumberlandFA.com 

ELM Support Session 


Our link with Every Life Matters, Cumbria

Cumberland FA are proud to work with Cumbrian charity Every Life Matters raising awareness of suicide prevention and bereavement support across the grassroots football community. 

In 2021 more than 500 Grassroots players got involved in the Andrea Buggy Trophies, supported by Every Life Matters, Cumbria in memory of Andrea Buggy while raising awareness of the support available. Almost £2000 has been raised by the Cumberland grassroots community. Click HERE to donate and to get links that you can pass onto Club volunteers and players.

Fred Conway, Cumberland FA Chair commented As well as honouring Andrea’s memory, her life and her love of the game; by playing for the Andrea Buggy Trophies, it raised the awareness of the charity and increased the conversations around mental health and wellbeing across the grassroots community.”

Cumberland FA Women’s League has been renamed The Andrea Buggy League for a second season.

Cumberland FA also produced a CFA Team Talk series with episodes on Every Life Matters, Mental Health, Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse and Child Exploitation with Cumbria Police.

Visit our YouTube page to watch them 

Visit the Every Life Matters website and share amongst your players and volunteers. The website has support for those worried about someone as well as support for someone who needs support themselves - https://www.every-life-matters.org.uk/