Mental Health

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.



AreaPractical TipsResources
Accessing helpful informationIt’s important to access information through high quality sources
Staying socialStaying 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 happyChildren 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 NameWebsiteContact NumberE-mail/Other Info 530 1000 
Scottish Recovery Networkwww.scottishrecovery.net0141 240 7790[email protected]  
Know the Scorewww.knowthescore.info0800 587 5879 
Breathing Spacewww.breathingspace.scot0800 838587 1111 
Samaritanswww.samaritans.org116123[email protected]
Anxiety 775774 
Eating Disorders 801 0677/0808 801 0711 
Self Harm  
Support in 662 4359[email protected]
Young Mindswww.youngminds.orgtext free 24/7 to 85258 (parent helpline with young
person in crisis T: 0808 8025544)
Back 243100Support through sport
Time to  
Men’s Health  
Mind The Men  MindTheMen Facebook
Mates in  
SANELine 0300 304 70004.30pm – 10.30pm
Mood Juice  
RAMHwww.ramh.org0141 847 8900 


Overcoming DepressionA Five Areas Approach, Chris Williams
Overcoming AnxietyA Five Areas Approach, Chris Williams
Overcoming Low Self EsteemMelanie Fennell
The Worry CureRobert L Leahy
Mind Over MoodDennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky


Calm HarmSelf-harm
Stay AliveSuicide Prevention
Bee AppyTop tips to take control of your emotional wellbeing
CalmBreathing Techniques
What’s Up?self help based on Cognitive Behavioural and Acceptance & Commitment



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