Information & Useful Resources


The importance of maintaining good mental health has come to the fore in recent years and there is a continual fight to break down the stigma and barriers around the issue. Sports clubs can play a major role in that.

It’s vital for Thorn Athletic Community Football Club to ensure that we provide the right information and support for our coaches, players and volunteers to deal with the many challenges that normal everyday life can throw at us all.


“If mental health can bring somebody as big and as strong as me to my knees, then it can bring anybody to their knees.” – Tyson Fury


Whether we can help directly or not, it’s vital to inform people of the fantastic range of professional and dedicated organisations that are there to assist and help us through the difficult times when we are not feeling ourselves. It’s important to understand why we feel the way we do and know there is help at hand. Here’s a short video that seeks to explain why we sometimes feel we are not okay.



Area Practical Tips Resources
Accessing helpful information It’s important to access information through high quality sources
Staying social Staying social and in contact with friends and family can impact positively on our mental health. Difficult at this time; however there are suggestions and ideas to do this included in the resource.
Keeping the kids happy Children are also worried about these uncertain times, reassure them they are safe and try and maintain a routine and structure throughout the day.


Support Available:

Organisation Name Website Contact Number E-mail/Other Info
SAMH 0141 530 1000
Scottish Recovery Network 0141 240 7790 [email protected]
Know the Score 0800 587 5879
Breathing Space 0800 838587
Childline 0800 1111
Samaritans 116123 [email protected]
Anxiety UK 08444 775774
Eating Disorders Association 0808 801 0677/0808 801 0711
Self Harm info
Support in Mind 0131 662 4359 [email protected]
Young Minds text free 24/7 to 85258 (parent helpline with young
person in crisis T: 0808 8025544)
Back Onside 07528 243100 Support through sport
Time to Change
Men’s Health Forum
Mind The Men MindTheMen Facebook
Mates in Mind
LGBT Community
SANELine 0300 304 7000 4.30pm – 10.30pm
Suicide Prevention
Mood Juice NHS
RAMH 0141 847 8900


Books Information
Overcoming Depression A Five Areas Approach, Chris Williams
Overcoming Anxiety A Five Areas Approach, Chris Williams
Overcoming Low Self Esteem Melanie Fennell
The Worry Cure Robert L Leahy
Mind Over Mood Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky


Apps Information
Headspace Meditation
Calm Harm Self-harm
Stay Alive Suicide Prevention
Bee Appy Top tips to take control of your emotional wellbeing
Calm Breathing Techniques
What’s Up? self help based on Cognitive Behavioural and Acceptance & Commitment