This year the FSA has been promoting #TerraceTalk – a fan-led mental health initiative – to encourage open and honest conversations about mental health and encourage supporters who need them to seek out mental health support services.
And with Christmas approaching we’re reminding fans about the help that’s available for those who are feeling the unusual stress that the holidays can occasionally bring.
Backed by the EFL and Mind’s ‘On Your Side’ partnership, #TerraceTalk aims to complement existing initiatives in football and encourage fans to reach out if they need a little support.
Much of the work on #TerraceTalk has been carried out by supporter representatives from the FSA’s Networks – aiming to raise awareness of critical mental health issues and deliver initiatives at club level.
The leading mental health charity MIND has a page dedicated to mental health issues around Christmas – you can read that here.
Elsewhere support is available from the following organisations:
Age UK – call 0800 678 1602 8am-7pm
Alcoholics Anonymous or call 0800 9177 650
Andy’s Man Club
CALMzone – call 0800 585858
Childline or call 0800 1111
Mental Health First Aid (England)
Mental Health First Aid (Wales)
Mental Health Matters
National Domestic Abuse Helpline – call 0808 2000 247
National Gambling Helpline or call 0808 8020 133
rehab4addiction or call 0800 140 4690
Samaritans – 116 123 call any time for free
SHOUT 85258 – a text-only 24 hour confidential mental health support service – text 85258
SEED – specialise in supporting those with eating disorders & associated mental health issues – call 01482 718130 or email.
For medical advice call the NHS on 111.