One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no one solution. After all, we’re all different!
But, the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.
For Mental Health Awareness Week this year, we're raising awareness across the grassroots football community of the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to tackle it together. We''ll be sharing information from organisations to support the mental health of the Cumberland Football Community.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, The FA and other signatories of the Mentally Healthy Football Declaration have published a progress report to reaffirm their joint commitment to supporting mental wellbeing and to encourage participants and fans to look after their mental health.
Together, our goal is to keep up the conversation on mental health and to prioritise it at every level of our game, as we know that football has the power to bring people together. Talking and listening can be the first step to better mental health – and to making it okay to say we’re not okay. We can all do more to support each other, and that starts with talking.
Which Services are available?
The services are freely available for children and young people across Cumbria aged 11-18 on Kooth.com
What support is available?
The service is free, safe anonymous and allows instant access to the platform where they can find:
•Live chat support from mental health professionals
•Moderated community support
•Self help tools and resources
There is no need for a GP referral as you can self refer at any time. Signing up only takes a few minutes.
Attend one of Kooth's online events to find out more about the service. contact email@example.com to find out more information.
Transition Leader Session
Young people's mental health can be significantly impacted by the transition period. Kooth.com are providing a webinar on the 18th May at 3.30pm to provide you with information about we can provide support Find out more Kooth Webinar - Parents/Carers A live webinar on Wednesday 25th May 6.00-7.00pm. This session will provide you with information about Kooth and how it can support young people To book or find out more
Check out the resource hub for digital or printable resources to help you signpost those in need to support.
Support from Every Life Matters for the Grassroots Football Community and beyond. The Summer Training Programme Offers A Wide Range Of Courses To Support People Across The County
All these courses are fully funded for people living or working in Cumbria (except Youth MHFA which is heavily subsidised) and can be booked by clicking on the link: Every Life Matters Events | Eventbrite
Please note after these current courses Every Life Matters, Cumbria will not be offering open courses until September 2022. Although in-house training may still be available. Please email Every Life Matters for more information on 'in-house' training.
The award-winning WE WILL youth mental health group are based in Maryport, Cumbria and have been campaigning to improve youth mental health for several years.
For further information about WE WILL, and to read WE WILL’s recommendations for improving youth mental health in schools, the workplace and community, please visit www.ewanrigg.com/wewill
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