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Mental Health Referee toolkit

Guidance for Referees and those who support them

On Time To Talk Day [6 February] The FA has released a toolkit with guidance on mental health for Referees and those who support them.

To mark Time to Talk Day 2020, The FA has launched a toolkit specifically for qualified referees across all levels of the game in England.

Currently there are 28,000 referees officiating from elite down to grassroots level and it is important to show and offer support where possible.

Talking about mental health can be difficult and uncomfortable but we can all do our bit to help encourage everyone to be more open when it comes to mental health, whether by talking or just listening to others.

Included in the toolkit is guidance documents and advice on Spotting the Signs, Signposting and tips on having conversations on mental health.

We all experience difficult times some more so than others, and that’s okay – with the help of football, we can help create awareness and start the conversation on mental health and well-being for all involved in and playing the game we love.

Download The FA guidance toolkit at the foot of the page.