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 https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
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. https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2020-03-19/stay-virtually-connected-with-friends
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. https://mummymatters.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Corona-Anxiety-self-help.pdf
https://young.scot/campaigns/national/coronavirus
https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf

 

Support Available:

Organisation Name Website Contact Number E-mail/Other Info
SAMH www.samh.org.uk 0141 530 1000
Scottish Recovery Network www.scottishrecovery.net 0141 240 7790 [email protected]
Rethink www.rethink.org
Know the Score www.knowthescore.info 0800 587 5879
Breathing Space www.breathingspace.scot 0800 838587
Childline www.childline.org.uk 0800 1111
Samaritans www.samaritans.org 116123 [email protected]
Anxiety UK www.anxiety.org.uk 08444 775774
Eating Disorders Association www.b-eat.co.uk 0808 801 0677/0808 801 0711
Self Harm info www.selfharm.co.uk
Support in Mind www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk 0131 662 4359 [email protected]
Young Minds www.youngminds.org text free 24/7 to 85258 (parent helpline with young
person in crisis T: 0808 8025544)
Back Onside www.backonside.co.uk 07528 243100 Support through sport
Time to Change www.time-to-change.org.uk
Men’s Health Forum www.menshealthforum.org.uk/
Mind The Men MindTheMen Facebook
Mates in Mind www.matesinmind.org
LGBT Community www.scottishtrans.org/link-categories/scottish-lgbt/
SANELine 0300 304 7000 4.30pm – 10.30pm
Suicide Prevention www.chooselife.net
Mood Juice NHS www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
RAMH ramh.org 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