Together We Create Change mental health in sport charity prevention of suicide in sport
⚽ Many people feel isolated and alone, maybe because something has happened in their life now or in their past, maybe they have experienced mental illness and are struggling to feel well. They may feel overwhelmed and consumed by their situation, feeling tormented and trapped with no one to talk to and feeling that no one will understand and they will just be burden. A pain so deep they feel it will not end and that the only option they have is to end their lives.
⚽ Does this sound like you? If so please take a moment to consider telling someone about these thoughts, help and support is there for you from people who care and understand. Organisations set up specifically for people like you, who want to help you to get through this painful and difficult time. Remember anyone of us can feel suicidal and its important to know that you are not alone and help and support is here.
Who can i talk to?
⚽ A friend, Team mate or Coach
⚽ Parent or Partner
⚽ A colleague at work
⚽ A Counsellor
⚽ A support service or helpline.(see a list below)
It can feel scary when you want to reach out to someone for help and you maybe unsure of who to contact or what to say when you do, but remember you won't be judged and there is no rush ,take your time, just let the counsellor know you would like to talk 🗣
⚽Do I have to give my name and is it confidential ?
All support services are confidential and if you don't wish to give your name it is ok to stay anonymous.
⚽Below are a list of organisations that you can call or text. Specially trained people who will listen with empathetic ear and without judgement.
Papyrus -Hopeline UK
Call 0800 06804141
9am-midnight everyday of the year.(Weekends and Bank holidays included)
CALM - Campaign Against living Miserably
Call 0800 585858
They also have a web chat service www.thecalmzone.net
7 hours a day 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk.
Call 116 123 (UK & Ireland) free & confidential help line 24/7
SHOUT - text service 85258 text the word SHOUT and someone will text you back. Trained Volunteers are there for you 24/7 to listen and support you.
all these services have trained advisors who focus on keeping you safe from suicide.
Please reach out for help!⚽
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