Gloucestershire FA show support on World Mental Health Day 2019
World Mental health day 2019
in support of world mental health day, gloucestershire fA staff have donned yellow jerseys to support young minds #helloYellow
World Mental Health Day 2019 sees The Gloucestershire FA supporting Young Minds #HelloYellow initiative. The campaign is set up to show children and young people that they are not alone if they are suffering with any mental health issues.
We'd like to take this opportunity to remind you of The FA's Mental Health campaign with Heads Together.
While it’s aimed at everyone including players, supporters, friends and families, it’s widely recognised that football is a uniquely powerful way to reach men in particular.
Men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women, with suicide the most likely cause of death for men under the age of 45.
The campaign hopes to encourage more men to feel comfortable talking about their mental health, and feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times.
The FA has issued new guidance notes to coaches and managers working across the adult football pyramid, advising them on how to support the mental well-being of their players
The new guide has been produced in partnership with Mind and a mental health advisory group put together by The FA. The publication forms an important part of The FA and Heads Together’s - ‘Heads Up’ campaign, which seeks to harness the influence and popularity of football to drive the biggest ever conversation on mental health.
In addition to information and advice on mental health and well-being, the guidance notes have been created to help coaches and managers spot the signs of mental health problems predominantly amongst male players, giving them the confidence to support and signpost to specialist help where necessary, including Heads Up’s charity partners and a 24/7 text support service. You can download a copy of the guidance document below.