It’s World Mental Health day so we want to get everyone talking about mental health.
In any year one in four people are likely to experience a mental health problem – that’s the equivalent of over 7,500 of our fans stood in the City Ground at a sell out match.
Our fans support us through the club’s up and downs, so we want to be there to support you through your ups and downs too.
We all know if a match doesn’t go well it can make you feel down or angry. But if you notice you feel like that all the time, not just after a match, it could be a sign that you need some extra support.
We want to to able to give that extra bit of support and would like to get you involved in finding the best way to do it.
To get us started, we want to hear what our local community thinks about some new ideas we have to support those who are experiencing prolonged periods of feeling low, feeling anxious, stressed or having trouble sleeping.
The discussion will be held on Monday 12th November from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at The City Ground.
And we’re inviting anyone who would be interested in coming along and sharing their opinions. Simply click here to register.
Win, lose or draw, we want to be here for you and your mental health.
If you have been affected by anything that you’ve read or you need support, there are lots of places you can go to for help:
Infoline Tel: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday)
Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of 140 local Mind associations providing local services.
Tel: 0115 956 0888
Let’s Talk-Wellbeing is a service that provides psychological assessment and treatment for what are known as mild to moderate common mental health problems, which 1 in 4 of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives.
Tel: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
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.
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Tel: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am-4pm Monday to Friday)
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. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.
Tel: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30pm)
Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.
Tel: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, free to call)
Helpline email form
The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access The Mix’s support via phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services.
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind.
If you’re a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as the organisations below who are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.
Tel: 0300 123 1053 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm and weekends 11am to 4pm)